i've seem to have lost them

anonymous asked:

I'm currently studying engineering and I can't seem to get myself to do the course work or Qs. I've tried change of scenery and all the other study tips but it hasn't been working? What could I do to clarify my goals? I've written them down lots of times. Some have suggested taking time off uni and working and maybe see if I like something else but I've always wanted to do this degree and unsure why I've just lost interest :/ Also you're blog is the best <3 It's helped me so much in the past!

Hey there! I am glad you’ve found my blog useful for your studies so far! :)  This is a really common experience of many university students.

  • The thing is that when you think about the degree that you’d like to do, you’re thinking big picture; you’re thinking about the type of subjects you have an interest in quite vaguely tbvh, and you’re picturing what type of job you’d like to have at the end of the day. 
  • But the truth is that the job you want at the end of the day actually requires a whole host of background knowledge. A lot of what you study is going to be something extremely specific; as you progress throughout high school, you go from basic sciences to substreams of chemistry, physics and biology. Then when you get to university, there’s like even more specific substreams of each, like analytical chem, organic chem, inorganic chem, physical chem and biochem. 
  • And the annoying thing about this increasing specificity is that it feels as if you don’t need to know it. It feels like you’re grinding through what seems to be very niche and very specific content that only has limited purposes. Think: soil mechanics when you want to work as an engineer for Sydney Water. Think: learning about sunglass tint safety requirements when you want to become a contact lens specialist. Think: panel data regression when you want to work at Deloitte. 
  • Not all of the knowledge will be what you need in your future job, but it may be needed for another fellow student in your degree. Most likely it will be needed for higher level courses. 
  • Honestly, you need to realise that the degree may not even that much more interesting, but you’re getting a degree in order to qualify for a very well-paid and hopefully rewarding job at the end of the day. You’re making excuses when at the end of the day, you just need to sit down and nut those questions out. You can try all the study tips, and 100% they do help, but without discipline, you can’t really get yourself to answer all the questions, no matter how many gummy bears you try to eat to motivate yourself. 
  • Studying is romanticised as well; people think that if you choose something that you like, studying will come naturally and that you’ll never find sitting down for an hour after each lecture writing study notes is tedious. That’s completely not true. It’s a grind, revising for exams is a grind, and university is a grind. It’s even boring sometimes. 
  • There’s times where you’ll learn interesting things that really ignite your passion, that’s a given, but a lot of times you just really need the discipline to actually do your homework. 

That’s definitely what it sounds like at the end of the day when you are saying that it’s a degree that you’ve always wanted to do. If you’ve tried all the ‘study hacks’ and all the ‘make studying easy!’ and ‘instant-motivation!’ tips and nothing works, you just need to go back to basics. Take breaks (important!), refresh yourself, and then sit down and do the work, and at the end of the day you’ll be proud of what you achieve. 

Of course, do be aware that sometimes it really is the fact that the degree is not what you want to be at the end of those years, and that changing degrees is always an option, though it should never be your first consideration. 

I hope that helps! Sorry if it’s not what you wanted to hear, but sometimes we all need something that will just get us to do the work. Best of luck!

protect-frankcastle  asked:

Bless you fren for all your team iron man posts!

hahah! you see, i used to be team cap but then i spent a week with my dearest cousin and we watched one marvel movie a day and then talked for hours analysing everything in it and it was just not possible not to fall in love with tony stark and his incredibly complex character. bless spider-man: homecoming for making me and my cousin obsessed with marvel again, the scales fell from our eyes and now we are team iron man forever.

i’m glad you’re enjoying those posts buddy. especially that i’m expecting to lose some followers as soon as they realize my obsession with star trek has faded (i have many trekkie followers). expect more tony stark on this blog in the near future.

anonymous asked:

Hello~ do you have any angst Aizawa fanfic recommendations, I freaking live for angst. (┛◉Д◉)┛

ME TOO. But there aren’t very many Aizawa angst fics and I’ve recommended a majority of them in other asks that wanted Aizawa recs. So I’m sorry if the list repeats most of the ones I’ve already mentioned in my other posts.

Stitches by ADreamingSongbird
(YOU GUESSED IT OF COURSE THIS IS GOING TO BE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST. My all time favorite Maizawa story. It deals with the aftermath of the Noumu attack. I’ve probably read it over 20 times at this point.)

You & Me by taiwonton
(The first fanfic that arguably got me into the Maizawa pairing. It’s a compilation of one-shots, mostly fluff. The angsty one is the 7th chapter. I just reread it again today and man…. it still gets me every time.)

For all of the sparks that I’ve stomped out by tiramisun
(A traitor!Mic story that had an angsty ending that broke my heart.)

The Next Time That I Caught My Own Reflection It Was On It’s Way to Meet You by Priestlyislove
(Wow that is a long title LOL. Another traitor!Mic story.)

The Orange Tin by justanotherreader
(Warning: This deals with self-harm so be careful if that’s not something you’d like to touch on. It’s a story about teenage Aizawa trying to cope with depression and abuse.)

Don’t Try To Be My Hero by justanotherreader
(Warning: Another self-harm story. Toshinori finds out about Aizawa’s scars and tries to help him.)

Question by Mezzoash
(Hizashi is afraid that his quirk is hurting Aizawa. Also, bless this person for writing so much Maizawa back when there was absolutely nothing on AO3. LOL)

Blind, Not Broken by impaler
(After the Noumu attack, Aizawa loses his vision.)

To smile again by liri2012
(Aizawa tries to move on after Toshinori’s death.)

I Know I’m Wrong, But I Can’t Help Believing by kpark
(This is more of a Hizashi centric fic. Hizashi was raised to infiltrate UA for the villains and he struggles to maintain that identity.)

Can’t Help Falling In Love by drunkenCharm
(A short Maizawa one-shot with a tad of angst. Aizawa has some insecurity issues about his relationship with Hizashi.)

Purple Bruises by kakashifan9
(Warning: Mentions of child abuse. I mean… I’m allowed to recommend my own story, right? Lol, I was trying to find another story I had in mind, but it seems to be lost forever so I’ll put mine here in its stead.)

@hero-trashcademia wrote some amazing stories about Aizawa growing up. I have fond memories of reading them last year during my summer course. LOL

a-floral-ghost  asked:

What's your take on devocalization? I've read articles about it, and it seems like half of people think it's no big deal and the other half thing it's incredibly cruel, so now I'm a bit lost.

Devocalisation, or debarking, is a surgical procedure where the vocal cords are removed surgically. I’ve seen it done once.

It’s a prohibited procedure here, which means there are a whole bunch of hoops you have to jump through before you can have a dog debarked, including two written complaints from neighbors and attempting behavioral or environmental modification. Brief guidelines are here.

Debarking doesn’t actually silence the dog, and it doesn’t stop them from barking. It softens the bark and reduces the volume. It does nothing to address the reasons the dog has been barking.

Some of the hoops an owner is supposed to go through before getting their dog debarked includes behavioral interventions, yet dogs are rarely seen by veterinary behaviorists for this problem.

People who are pro-debarking would argue that it prevents those dogs from being surrendered, but barking is actually a very rare reason for surrendered dogs, so I see it as a lazy solution. It’s not even a complete solution.

The procedure does nothing to benefit the dog, and it removes its ability to partake in natural behaviors and communication. This is why here it is as close as it can get to being banned without being outright banned.

anonymous asked:

Hello. So, I have a mutt my family rescued from a shelter, and he's been with us for almost two years. He's an amazing dog, but he runs away. A lot. And by a lot, i mean that we've all lost count of how many times he's bolted out the door. There have been several occasions where he was almost hurt, or could have been killed. I worry about him all the time, we all do. I've done research, but still can't find a solution or a reason for his behavior. He seems to think its a game. Any advice?

Dogs do things that benefit them. So why is he running outside? What does he get from it that he doesn’t get otherwise? Perhaps he enjoys the exercise and/or the attention? At some point he was indirectly rewarded, whether it was just by getting to run, smell his favorite tree, chase a squirrel, or visit the neighbor. Keeping him exercised and stimulated will help a lot, but overall you will need to train him to wait somewhere while you open the door. 

This can be a rug, couch, bed, or anything that can be noticeably different on the floor. You just need to teach him to wait at his “place”. Every time you reach to open the door and he gets up, put him back in his place. This isn’t going to work immediately, training is always done in baby steps. 

First you’ll have to train him what it means to go to his place, then you can move onto having him stay in that place while you walk around. Always return with a treat or praise when you give a stay command. Never call a dog out of a stay as the reward, because then you’ll have a dog that is spring loaded waiting to be called. Now that the dog knows where his place is, and how to wait there, you move on to jiggling the door handle (baby steps!) If he gets up, just give his place command again, and retry. If he lets you jiggle the handle and stays put, walk to him and give him the reward. Once you’re finally able to open the door with him staying put, you can move onto someone knocking from the other side.

It will take a long time, don’t expect this to work in a day. If all else fails, put him away before you open the door 🤷

anonymous asked:

OH, IF YOU DON'T MIND, could you possibly do a part 2 of the Host & his girlfriend with a baby, except it's about a year after, and they've got a baby of their own...? I'm just so weak for the Host. And for fluff. And for babies. (I've got a nephew, too. He's a little over 3 months now and I love him to pieces, so I feel you) ❤❤

(I have to force myself to cut these off because I love writing them so much and I’d legit just write for hours if I didn’t)

-for months after the fiasco with the lost baby, you and The Host were in a bit of a honeymoon phase
-he’d expressed how much he wanted to try to have a baby with you after the incident
-the two of you tried for a few months, and it seemed like it wouldn’t ever happen
-he always blamed himself, saying that it was his fault that he couldn’t get you pregnant, that it was his fault because of his gift or his accident
-he worried himself to the point that he called the only doctor he trusted to make a house visit to do a check up on him
-the doctor told him that he had nothing to worry about and that he was absolutely healthy and also that he needed to stop stressing about it because that didn’t help either
-so, with a lifted conscience, he relayed the information to you and you both agreed to just let things happen as they were meant to
-about a month later, you woke up to the most strange, uncomfortable feeling
-you soon realized that you were going to throw up and you leaped out of bed to run to the bathroom, leaning over the toilet and retching up the contents of your stomach
-you felt his hands on your back a moment later
-“baby are you alright?” his sleepy voice was concerned
-you couldn’t answer at the moment, but he sat next to you and held your hair away from your face and stroked your back comfortingly
-“haven’t puked since I was a kid” you muttered, feeling lightheaded and woozy
-he reached around you and flushed the toilet and then pulled you into his chest
-“do you think…?” He asked slowly
-you could feel his heart racing
-“let me…mmmh…let me brush my teeth and settle stomach and I’ll run out to get some pregnancy tests”
-he was so sweet and attentive to you, leading you back to the bed after you rinsed your mouth and brushed your teeth
-he made you some plain toast and brought you some water
-a few hours later you left and he gave you a soft lingering kiss
-you came back with a few different tests and he waited with you silently while you took them
-you watched as his lips moved silently and he was barely whispering, you couldn’t make it out, although it was very comforting
-ten minutes later you took a deep shuddering breath, and looked at them
-and then you let out a shocked laugh
-“baby, it’s…they’re…” happy tears streamed down your face as you threw your arms around his neck “they’re positive” you whispered
-he shouted out a laugh and picked you up
-you wrapped your legs around his waist and he kissed you passionately before taking you back into the bedroom
-he laid you onto the bed and pulled your shirt over your belly, fingers tracing your skin
-“we’re going to be parents…I’m-im gonna be a dad”
-he was so sweet throughout your pregnancy
-he had ordered several books in Braille about parenting and you sometimes woke up in the middle of the night to find him with one hand absently rubbing your back as the other one trailed over the pages
-he talked to your stomach once you started showing
-you had a doctors appointment every month, and you were prepared to go by yourself because you didn’t expect him to leave the cabin, but when he donned a pair of blinding glasses on the day of your first appointment, you could have sobbed with emotions running wild
-he went to every single one with you, gripping your hand tightly
-he was terrified to be out of his environment but knowing that he was with you calmed him
-you didn’t find out the gender because neither of you had a preference
-when you actually had the baby, you opted for a home birth, and his doctor came to help you deliver
-it was a long, agonizing process and took what seemed like an eternity
-when you heard the tiny wails of a baby, it was all worth it.
-you had a beautiful baby girl and you were so in love with her as soon as she was put into your arms
-he was so happy, and did everything he could to help you
-your heart swelled every time he said how much he loved “his girls”
-he took such good care of her
-he was basically the perfect father, absolutely doting on her and spending as much time as possible with her
-his fingers always traced over her face, as if he wanted to memorize it
-he would touch his own face after that and then yours
-“she’s got your nose, but my lips.” He said in awe
-he set aside money for her out of every payment he got from hosting late night shows on the radio
-he wanted her to have everything in the world
-he was so sweet, telling her new stories every night before you put her to sleep
-he got very good at changing her clothes and changing her diapers because he refused to not know how to do it just because he couldn’t see
-he loved being able to mash up foods for her when she was finally able to eat solids
-bath time was his favorite bonding time with her
-and when she turned a year old, you found him sitting on your bed, tears streaming down his face
-“I love her so much, I can’t imagine our lives without her now” he had told you
-“I know…i um. I’d like to maybe talk about…having another? She’d love having a brother or sister..”

the crow upon the sea 9/?
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Hasetsu seems empty without Yuuri.

Viktor wonders if he could have grown to love the city, had he explored it with Yuuri at his side. He used to wonder that often about the places he visits, if he could have enjoyed them as a normal person. He lost interest as he grew older and the missions wore down his resistance, but when he came to know Yuuri, and Yuuri would talk about Hasetsu… Viktor wished to know the town as Yuuri did.

He will never know, now.

Ooooh AN UPDATE?! And it’s not been six months? Whoa, what’s going on here?! :D please enjoy!! 💙

mxxnchiild  asked:

hey, dark! i've been going through a breakup recently... any advice on how to get over it?

“Self worth is not determined by who you are, or are not with. Never feel like you have lost a piece of your own worth because someone left you, or you left them. It is the way of the world, it is natural to lose affection towards someone, as it is a pathway to gaining affection towards another. However, keep in mind that getting over a breakup takes time and patience. If things don’t seem to get better with time, remember that you can always turn to friends, family, or even a mental health professional for support. There are still a few steps that can be taken in order to get over the pain faster.

1. Keep your distance. Even if you and your ex have decided to stay friends, break away completely from each other right after the breakup. This means not seeing each other, not being around his/her family members, no phone calls, no e-mails, no text messages, no Facebook, and no IMs. You don’t have to have stop talking forever, but you do need to cut all communication for as long as it takes to get completely over your ex.

2. Organize your space. A breakup can signify a new beginning. Therefore, cleaning and organizing your personal space will leave you feeling refreshed and prepared for the new things to come. A mess can be overwhelming and depressing, and will just add to your stress level. Keeping busy with tidying your space doesn’t require a lot of brain power, but it does require just enough focus to keep you from recycling pain. 

3. Remove painful memory triggers. There are all kinds of things that remind you of your ex––a song, a smell, a sound, a place. Having these items around can make it harder for you to recover from a breakup. Remove all of the things that make your heart ache or your stomach turn. It can work wonders to clear your space of all these triggers.

4. Get out and do things. After a relationship ends, it is okay to have some time to yourself at home. Just make sure that you get back out in the world after you have processed your feelings. Make plans, go out with your friends, and have fun! It might seem awkward at first, but it will get easier and it will help you to feel better. Getting out and doing things is also important because you need to grow and maintain your social network after a breakup. Doing so will help you to move on with your life.

5. Beware of rebound relationships. Often people will quickly enter a new relationship following a breakup; this type of relationship is called a rebound relationship. Rebounding may be common, but it is not always a good idea. When you enter into a relationship too soon after breaking up with someone, you may be masking your negative emotions with the excitement of a new relationship. If that new relationship does not work out, you may have to deal with the pain of two breakups at once. Consider remaining single until you have fully processed your emotions and gotten over the breakup.

6. Know that the pain you are feeling is normal. After a breakup, it is normal to feel sad, angry, frightened, and other emotions as well. You might be worried that you will end up alone or that you won’t be happy again. Just remind yourself that it is normal to feel this way after a breakup and that you need to feel these emotions in order to move on.”

Pick-Up Line Starters
  • " Did you have lucky charms for breakfast? Because you look magically delicious! "
  • " Are those space pants? Because your ass is out of this world! "
  • " I would die a million deaths if it meant I could be with you! "
  • " Could you please step away from the bar? You're melting all the ice! "
  • " Let's make like a fabric softener and snuggle! "
  • " Apart from being sexy, what do you do for a living? "
  • " Hey, I just got my room soundproofed. Would you like to go test it out? "
  • " It's a good thing that I have my library card. Why? Because I am totally checking you out!! "
  • " Is stalking still cute? "
  • " If you were a chicken, you'd be impeccable. "
  • " You look cold. Want to use me as a blanket? "
  • " Your daddy must be a drug dealer, cuz you're dope. "
  • " Is it bright out here, or is that just your halo? "
  • " Do you have a map? I just keep on getting lost in your eyes. "
  • " Baby, somebody better call God, cuz he's missing an angel! "
  • " If I had a nickel every time I saw someone as beautiful as you, then I'd have five cents. "
  • " Baby I'm no Fred Flintstone, but I can make your bedrock. "
  • " Is Your Name WiFi? Because I'm Really Feeling a Connection. "
  • " Going to bed? Mind if I Slytherin? "
  • " One night with me and they'll be calling you MOANING Myrtle. "
  • " Hey baby, will a little more alcohol catalyze this reaction? "
  • " You're hotter than a bunsen burner set to full power. "
  • " I lost my virginity. Can I have yours? "
  • " Are you my homework? Cause I'm not doing you but I definitely should be. "
  • " I think I need a Paralyze Heal, because you're stunning. "
  • " Can I get into YOUR Secret Base? "
  • " Your beauty has pierced my heart like a Morgul Blade. "
  • " Are you the ring? 'Cause I've got my eye on you. "
  • " I bet your license got suspended for driving all these guys crazy. "
  • " If you and I were the last men on earth, I bet we could do it in public. "
  • " I seem to have lost my underwear, can I see yours? "
  • " That's a nice pair of yoga pants... can I talk you out of them? "
  • " Do you like yoga? If you do, then Yoganna LOVE me! "
  • " Is your name Flecainide? Because I think you just made my heart skip a beat. "
  • " Lets do it Adam and Eve style, behind some bushes. "
  • " Hi, I just realized this but you look a lot like my next boyfriend. "
  • " The skies are pale compared to the color of your eyes. "

fave blacklist scenes as i remember them + dr. navabi

Aram: Oh ho ho! I found our suspect.
Samar: Good for you.
Aram: Okay, uh, what’s going on?
Samar: Nothing. I’m fine.
Aram: Really? Because you seems upset. And before, uh, with Mr Cooper, about not getting paid enough …
Samar: I just lost it with the ladies in payroll. They gave me your check instead of mine, because, you know, we both have brown faces.
Aram: I’m sure that was a mistake.
Samar: You make 32% more than I do.
Aram: Oh, you opened my check.
Samar: I have a PhD from the London School of Economics
Aram: Maybe it’s because you’re on loan from Mossad–
Samar: I have the same clearances and responsibilities–
Aram: Actually, technically–
Samar: And people actually shoot at me.
Aram: That is true. Okay. you should probably say something to Mr. Cooper.
Cooper: Say what?
Samar: Aram has a suspect.
Aram: Yes. Uh, the suspect. Uh, the suspect. Yes.

i’m having thoughts about contacting him again

anonymous asked:

From what I've gathered in the last episodes we've had so far, and the lost lagoon, the writers are dropping hints that Cass and raps may happen/they ship them/imply that cass loves raps.They seem to focus more on the two girls relationship than that with eugene and raps

Anon, you have just hit a hornet’s nest.

You can’t make a blanket statement like “they ship them”. Do you have any idea how many crew members there are working on the series? Over one hundred and fifty.

Do some of them ship them? Yes. But it’s not canon and will not be. Do you know what I saw crew members say about the ornament that came out this year? “What AU is this?”

I’m disappointed that so many people completely ignore platonic love and insist (or at least act like) that the only way to love someone is romantically. Does Rapunzel love Cassandra? Yes. But not romantically. And while I can’t definitively say the same for Cassandra’s love for Rapunzel, I am relatively certain that the same can be said for her.

Rapunzel and Eugene’s relationship is known, established and solid, but Rapunzel is still new at making friends, and in my opinion, they’re choosing to spend some time focusing on Rapunzel making friends and building relationships outside of Eugene. There is nothing wrong with them focusing on platonic love! The same thing happened in “Pascal’s Story,” but you don’t see anyone saying Rapunzel and Pascal have romantic feelings for each other (thank god.) Love can exist in the absence of romance, and it’s very important to normalize that!

anonymous asked:

Hi Victoria. I've been dealing with a lot of mental health issues lately and recently started medication. However, it seems that both on and off the medication, writing and reading don't come as naturally as they used to anymore. They've been passions for my entire life and I feel like I'm nothing without them. I don't see a life without them, esp writing, worth living. I'm not sure what to do. Writing and reading are the only things that have kept me going and I feel I've lost them.

I’m not a psychologist or doctor so I can’t really give advice on this, but as far as I know, medication isn’t supposed to drastically alter you like this, and you should talk to your doctor about adjusting your prescription to maintain your quality of life.

The Signs based on people I know.
  • Aries : beautiful, very magnetic, charming, smile lights up the whole room, very sporty and gets mad really easily but still is a cutie pie.
  • Taurus : warm hearted, gets along with basically everyone, has a heart of gold, can be very stubborn and self centered.
  • Gemini : myterious, barely talks but sometimes smiles as if they know everything about you, scares the hell out of me.
  • Cancer : precious little cupcake, compliments everyone and makes everyone feel special, not confident at all, cat obsessed, sometimes gets lost in their own world.
  • Leo : drama queen, acts like the queen of the world, is super intelligent, the life of the party, super social, confident.
  • Virgo : quiet, very shy, prettiest person i know, loves being alone, is very private but draws everyone in with their aura, still makes my knees weak everytime i think about them.
  • Libra : handsome, has a lot of friends, never saw them yell at someone, extreme patience, loves to read, intelligent.
  • Scorpio : bubbly personality, is always positive and loves life, loves to dance and draw, boys and girls all have a crush on them, theyre literally the hottest people ever.
  • Sagittarius : stare into your soul, get lost in their own world easily, extremely popular, sporty, can be a mean asshole sometimes but its ok, hot body.
  • Capricorn : prettiest eyes i've ever seen, never know if they're happy or depressed, they talk very slowly, cant really figure them out, seem very tired all the time.
  • Aquarius : lazy, loves to boss people around but no one actually takes them for serious, intelligent, good with kids, very strict, has a really .. interesting style.
  • Pisces : highly creative, always comes up with new ideas, complains about everyone and everything, hard working, tries to be good to all the people around them.
little rant
  • my chronic illnesses are just getting worse and I'm normally good at keeping flare ups concealed but lately they've been too bad to hide. i feel bad having a flare because i don't want people to judge me or think I'm faking - why I'd want to fake something like this I don't know. i feel like my body keeps on failing me and i know that in the future its just going to get worse.. I've already lost half my childhood to these illnesses. i know i have it lucky.. although i have multiple and rare illnesses, i have quite mild versions of all of them - I'm quite lucky to be alive right now. but i miss seeming normal, looking normal, being able to do anything i wanted with no restrictions, not having to watch what i eat or panic for ages about plans with my friends just incase nobody can cater for my needs. i hate when i say I'm disabled and people look at me as if I'm crazy.. its real, trust me i have to deal with it every day. the stress im under makes evrything ridiculously worse. in the summer i can be fine for weeks but in school i can have 3 or 4 flares a day, and when all the illnesses are at it, its a great time. i keep thinking about how I'd be right now if i didn't have these illnesses, i feel so limited at school because i have to nap when i get home or my back pain is so bad i can't move all night. all that extra time spent being ill when i could just be revising. i keep being sick at the moment too, all my friends were around and i had to hide myself upstairs and be sick and i hate hiding it but i don't want anybody to know how bad i actually suffer sometimes. i hate hate hate the fact that my friends have to help me so much and i feel like nobody will ever want a relationship with me because im such hard work, physical and mental illnesses combined are hard work for those around you. some days will be great, some days will be fine, and i am so so so thankful for those days.. but some days are terrible, and i can never tell what type of day its going to be..
  • i bet nobody read this, but its nice to get your problems out once in a while, even if nobodys listening.. i feel too much of a burden to actually talk to somebody
  • i hope for better days soon, i need some

a quick reminder that you do not have to like a ship, but you need to respect the fact that other people do. shitting on other people’s ship is not cool and kind of a dick move. there are ships i don’t like but would never shit on them and tell others they’re disgusting because of something they ship, especially to make your ship seem better. newsflash that no ship is better than any other. remember to be respectful! 

Family Tree (The Lost Get Found Remix #3): Red Snowing AU

Snow, David and Ruby have been trying to have a child for years, but nothing seems to work. Adoption has proved to be tricky given their unique marriage. They turn to the foster care system, which leads to 13-year-old Emma to be placed with them. She’s been through horrific things no one could ever imagine and she’s not sure what to make of this situation. She’s not used to having parents period and now she has three that seem to love her more than anything.

sounds good feels good: a summary
  • money: ain't got cash but I wish
  • hey everybody: still haven't got cash but let's pretend and party like we only dream
  • permanent vacation: "yeah I'm dropping out to be in a band and I'm tired of acting like I care what you think about that"
  • jet black heart: fuck this shitty thing called love but also I love you
  • catch fire: you're the one I want and you know it but can't do anything about it
  • safety pin: we're both not okay but we can fix each other... right?
  • waste the night: I can't do anything right yet I'm taking this shot in the dark
  • vapor: you're a drug to me and I can't tell if that's good or bad
  • castaway: the love is gone and it's the feeling of knowing how everything slowly fell apart but not wanting to believe it
  • the girl who cried wolf: a person unsure of a lot of things so it makes them seem like a liar but really they're kind of just scared
  • broken home: I know they aren't happy and it makes me unhappy so I just hope they realise
  • fly away: there's this overwhelming urge I have to keep moving and not let anything hold me back/down
  • invisible: if I were real they'd see me so why does it feel like I'm not really there?
  • airplanes: I spent forever doubting myself and now I think I've found my confidence
  • san fransisco: we had it and lost it and now we can only look back and reminisce
  • outer space: your love is gone but I can't let go and so I'll give you everything for just a small something of you
  • carry on: shit happens... it's not a lie that it gets better

ameliahcrowley  asked:

I just wanted to say *Thank You* for pointing out that Wanda actually *saved* more lives than were lost. It's been driving me a little crazy that all the people on the ground were apparently less significant than a much smaller group of dignitaries. Although I've kind of subtitled this movie "Wherein no-one can do maths except maybe Cap" anyway, since the rest of them seem incapable of recognising that "Saved most" is better than "Lost all".


a.  Why were the Avengers in Lagos in the first place?  Because Brock and his back up dancers were trying to steal a virus that could be used as a bioweapon.  Basically a biological WMD. 

b.  Now, yes, it can be argued that SOME oversight would have ensured that the Avengers had help and cooperation from the local authorities.  This makes sense, since the team going in isn’t exactly your standard black ops RL world team, considering the powers and abilities of some of its members.  I would note security concerns because it’s entirely possible there could be someone compromised on the local side, who could give Brock and crew warning but it would make sense for the Avengers to at least have SOME local and trusted liaison aiding them. 

c.  Wanda’s situation was impossible and I’d say there’s a lot of extenuating circumstances there.  Realistically, nobody, not even Cap, could have stopped Brock from suicide-bombing himself in that marketplace.  Wanda did what she could - using her considerable abilities - to prevent the deaths of hundreds more people.  That her inexperience DID lead to collateral damage is regrettable but 11-odd deaths against hundreds?  

Also, 11-odd deaths, plus the deaths in that research facility versus the potential thousands/millions who could have died if Brock managed to get the virus to someone who’d use it? 

Obviously I’m not saying that the deaths of those people are meaningless and definitely reparations are in order, but it’s not fair to punish Wanda - who acted in the best possible way to save the most lives possible, given her abilities and the impossible circumstances - which couldn’t have been achieved by any other Avenger.   

What we got in Civil War, again, was pretty much a great case of two sides on extreme ends. 

- Yes, the Avengers do need to be held accountable and answerable to the people they are trying to protect. 

- Yes, the Avengers shouldn’t be hindered in taking action when needed or be used as political pawns.  Especially when the entire body of world governments have already been shown to be flawed, have their own political agendas and could potentially be compromised by HYDRA or other enemy groups. 

The great thing about this movie is that the reason why Zemo was required as a villain was that he kept pushing events so fast that both sides never had a chance to sit down and reach a compromise.  I’m pretty sure that Tony, once he’d had a chance to sort out through his own guilt, would have realized that buddying up to General “Epic Hulk Fuck Up” Ross was a bad idea.  I’m also pretty sure Steve, had he not been pushed into protecting Bucky, would have been happy to reach a more reasonable compromise. 

Also, I’d like to point out that the order given for Bucky Barnes was shoot to kill. Without trial, without further investigation other than grainy camera footage, in a universe where we already know sophisticated face morphing/disguise tech exists.  Yeah, let’s call Steve selfish for at least wanting to find out what the hell exactly happened to his best friend, especially when he’s aware that Bucky could have fallen into the wrong hands again and could have been used as a weapon against his will one more time.