Good God the part of this SU episode that hit me the most was how they used Garnet as a visual aid for the kids’ trauma.

Sapphire and Ruby didn’t get specific fears or thoughts, even if that would’ve been very easy to include. Instead, they got imagery that very clearly focused on their reactions and the consequences of flawed coping mechanisms. Ruby is prone to self-destructive hyperfocus on one thought, completely incapable of moving past it. Sapphire is “calm and collected” because she lets thoughts pile up until she completely overloads and shuts down.

With the mechanics of each coping flaw well-established, Ruby settles next to Connie, passing that imagery on to her. Connie was obsessing over the fact that she went into automatic panic mode and attacked that kid (understandably so). She’s scared of herself, and Ruby was there to show how heavily a single worry can weigh on someone so one-track-minded–to the point of both being blind to their partner’s distress.

Sapphire settles next to Steven. The one who’s always okay and always ready to go until he can’t push it aside any longer and completely shuts down. He didn’t even react to their falling to the presumed death. We saw Sapphire’s breakdown with the visual metaphor of that maelstrom of thoughts spiraling in on her like vultures. Now we have a sense of magnitude for what’s weighing on Steven, and how many things he’s been holding back because he doesn’t want to confront them.

Connie’s ready to tear herself apart over one butterfly. Steven didn’t acknowledge the butterflies as they showed up because if he faced one he’d have to face them all, which is far too much.

Garnet was and always is great every time I see her, but wow what a brilliant and gut-wrenching way to show how messed up these kids are…

  • what they say:only a doctor can say you're autistic
  • what they mean:i believe doctors are infallible and never have prejudices like "girls, ppl of color, lgbt ppl and/or ppl who can pass as NT can't be autistic." i also believe autistic people as a group are incapable of identifying fellow autistic people as autistic, and that it's always wrong for an autistic person to tell another person "i think you're definitely autistic because of x, y, and z."
Special Report: The Pentagon's doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

As the use of plugs indicates, pay errors are only a small part of the sums that annually disappear into the vast bureaucracy that manages more than half of all annual government outlays approved by Congress. The Defense Department’s 2012 budget totaled $565.8 billion, more than the annual defense budgets of the 10 next largest military spenders combined, including Russia and China. How much of that money is spent as intended is impossible to determine.

In its investigation, Reuters has found that the Pentagon is largely incapable of keeping track of its vast stores of weapons, ammunition and other supplies; thus it continues to spend money on new supplies it doesn’t need and on storing others long out of date. It has amassed a backlog of more than half a trillion dollars in unaudited contracts with outside vendors; how much of that money paid for actual goods and services delivered isn’t known. And it repeatedly falls prey to fraud and theft that can go undiscovered for years, often eventually detected by external law enforcement agencies.

The consequences aren’t only financial; bad bookkeeping can affect the nation’s defense. In one example of many, the Army lost track of $5.8 billion of supplies between 2003 and 2011 as it shuffled equipment between reserve and regular units. Affected units “may experience equipment shortages that could hinder their ability to train soldiers and respond to emergencies,” the Pentagon inspector general said in a September 2012 report.

Because of its persistent inability to tally its accounts, the Pentagon is the only federal agency that has not complied with a law that requires annual audits of all government departments. That means that the $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money doled out by Congress to the Pentagon since 1996, the first year it was supposed to be audited, has never been accounted for. That sum exceeds the value of China’s economic output last year.

And yet people try to call the incredibly efficient and intensely regulated food stamps program “wasteful”.

BTS reaction to their girlfriend cheating on them.

Um, I don’t know how to write a situation where both sides would cheat on each other and be okay with it? Like, it seems odd for both parties to cheat and then just like laugh it off. It’s even more odd if they both get mad and break up because they did the same thing. I already made a gif reaction to BTS cheating, so I thought I’d do one for their girlfriend cheating this time. 

Personally, I think they would be extremely devastated in real life since they expect their S/O to understand their busy lifestyle. They would already feel bad for not being there enough, so to cheat on them would only confirm their feelings as being incapable to care and to be there for someone they love.

Also, there will be no more cheating requests for BTS because I think I’ve pretty much done them now lol

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He would be completely disappointed in his S/O. He thought she understood how hectic his lifestyle would be prior to the relationship. He made every effort to show how much he loved her when he wasn’t around, only to have his heart crushed at the end. He would be angry with her, angry with himself, and just angry with everyone and everything around him. 

When she begged him to stay, he would try to talk it out with her. He knew she felt guilty, but it wouldn’t erase what she had done. It wouldn’t fix the pain he felt. This wasn’t something he could just forgive and forget that quickly.


He would be thrown off guard and maybe even wonder if it was something he did that caused her to cheat. Was it something he didn’t do? He would question himself as not being good enough for her, and maybe that was why she went to another man. When he saw her down on her knees and shaking as she cried out apology after apology, he would try to forgive her then.

With the question of staying, I think he would initially stay to try and work through the relationship. Fix it by trying to be there more and showing how much he cared for her even more than he did before. But if it ever happened again, it was over.


He would be angry and disappointed in her. He wouldn’t really show that he was hurt. He wouldn’t want her to see him crying. He would demand to know how long this had been going on for. He wouldn’t accept her apologies because he expected better from her. He wouldn’t listen to her when she begged him to stay. It was no option for him. He didn’t want to stay with someone who would hurt him like this.

Once they broke up, and he was left alone, that’s when he would let the tears stream down.


Oh dear, I feel so bad thinking about Hoseok baby the most. I feel like he would be the most heartbroken out of all the members. He said in an interview once that he takes love very seriously, so for his S/O to hurt him like this would tear him apart. Imagine this beautiful man having his heart shatter into pieces and breaking down into tears. (Actually, wait don’t do that.You’ll cry too.)

With the issue of staying with her, I think he would consider it, especially as she cried and begged for him to forgive her. He would think about it but eventually leave because the pain would be too much.


Poor baby would feel his heart tear apart when she confessed to cheating on him with another man. He would be a crying mess. He didn’t want to believe something like happened. He would reason out that it wasn’t her fault and that the other man must have done something to start whatever had happened. He didn’t want to blame her.

When she asked him to stay, he would find any reason to forgive her and not leave.


Taehyung would be devastated and angry at her actions. He would find it hard to ever trust her again, but it wouldn’t make him think he could never trust anyone else ever again. He would argue how she could still think that he would stay. He would feel a little bad when she kept crying and apologizing, part of him may even want to comfort her, but he would hold her responsible for what she did. She made that choice. 

He would find it difficult to forgive her, so he would leave her.


Considering how Jungkook is the youngest, he would probably be more willing to forgive and forget his S/O for cheating. He would be hurt but seeing her crying about her ‘mistake’ would make him feel bad too. He would ignore his pain to comfort her instead and assure her that he would stay as long as she promised it would never happen again.

If he did choose to leave her, he would probably be incredibly upset and in no condition to be left by himself for a while. 

tntkaboomsky  asked:

36 and 35 and it's all chill man

35: What is their guilty pleasure and non guilty pleasure?

“It just feels nice knowing I’m protecting my team and helping us win, but sometimes I nearly forget that me splatting others may hurt them…I am frequesntly faced with conflict…a part of me wants to protect my friends and help us win, but sometimes I wonder if its worth it. The worst part is that winning is a glorious feeling…but often I would reflect on myself and think…does this make me any better than…the terrible person that I once was?  It drives me mad…I cannot surcome to this urge…how can I be perfect if I am thinking this way? It is utter madness!”

36: Do they have any talents? Can they sing?

Yakamoto: “It just doent seem normal to be incapable of completing a task…I am constantly working on skills of some sort to keep me occupied…Katsumi got me into singing with him since he is intrerested to those kinds of activities…He is a bit jealous of me apparently…I have heard that when I shout others’ names they jump in surprise…when did I ever have a projecting voice before? It is not like I particularly need it…Okasan said when I was younger all I did was yell till my throat was raw…I am ashamed of my barbaric activity today”

crystalannie  asked:

Eruri prompt! "I need you."

Erwin had lost his arm and he had no choice but to get used to it and move on. In his life he had wanted to give up many times but he always found something that kept him going on. That dream he wanted to make real was too important to him.
He spent several weeks recovering until he could get back to work. Now he must face such trivial things that before he had given no importance. He found himself in front of his wardrobe seeing his clothes hung on wooden hangers. How would he now put on their harnesses with just one hand? He frowned and bit his lower lip. He felt useless and empty, looking incapable of being the commander who had always been since he could not even get dressed by himself.
A strange sound drew his attention and he turned his head to see that Levi had entered his room. The brunette saw him standing there and he was able to catch his expression. He was the person who knew him best and knew at that moment that something happened to him. He approached him and he glanced inside the wardrobe.


—No, Levi.

Erwin swallowed and took his clothes to bed. Bit by bit he undressed under his captain’s watchful gaze as he tried not to show any weakness, but he failed. The stump bothered him and the phantom sensation of his nonexistent arm did not go away.


Levi approached his commander and helped him carefully buttoning his shirt. His features were not marked, quite the opposite, and his narrowed eyes reflected much love and sadness. He knew Erwin needed him but it was not neccesary for him to be asked for help. They barely talked about feelings but both were aware of what they needed everytime. They had a very special connection they would never have with another person.
After a while, Erwin was fully dressed and Levi was finishing tying his harnesses. Finally, he gave him a soft smile, a very delicate one, which no one could barely see but he was able to recognize.

— It’s not that bad to be helped from time to time, old man.

Thank you for the prompt! Love my old men <3

Whether we’re talking about menstrual rage or hysterical suffragettes, sexism has long painted women as incapable of holding serious positions in society and politics because of their deep and suspect lady feelings, which clearly cloud their judgments and sometimes even their functioning. When Trump talked about “blood coming out of her…wherever” in reference to Megyn Kelly, he was exploiting that meme, reminding viewers that many women menstruate, and playing upon an ancient belief that periods render women helpless and emotional, incapable of doing important man business. And though people are usually thinking of cis women in this context, trans women who are daring enough to enter politics, like Misty Plowright and Misty Snow, face their own transmisogynistic attacks.

anonymous asked:

Scenario: Papyrus' first kiss. How would it be? Would he be the one initiating it or you? What would he think?

Papyrus First Kiss Headcanons:

- He’s most definitely the one to initiate it. After all, he was the one who told you that skeletons were incapable of kissing–they have no lips. So you hadn’t really ever considered trying it with that knowledge in mind. It took him some time to actually consider it as a part of your relationship, but as soon as he figured out that he did have lips (as odd as they were), he jumped at the chance to test out smooching.

- It’s a very energetic kiss. He’s pretty much vibrating in place from the moment you start leaning towards one another to when your lips touch. It’s a mixture of excitement, embarrassment, & happiness. He can kiss you–but now you’re kissing–but he truly is the greatest, to be a skeleton who can smooch his lovely significant other! Oh, wouldn’t Sans be jealous, nyeh-heh!

- You both take it very slowly, despite the fact that he’s giving off uncontrollable amounts of magic like crazy. After you pull away from each other, he just kind of gets this far off look on his face, & makes a comment about how he was sure there were supposed to be flying electric sparks or something that came with kissing. He’s a little disappointed at the lack of sparks, but relieved at the same time, because that sounded pretty dangerous!

anonymous asked:

I know someone with aspd and they tell me they love me all the time, but isn't a sociopath incapable of love? What's your intents when you say this to someone?

If they’re diagnosed with ASPD their use of love and understanding of love is possibly going to be much more shallow that you would be lead to believe. So, they might say they love you, but they’re not going to be able to fully understand what that means. To use a popular saying, they can talk the talk but they can’t walk the walk (or at least they might not be able to. ASPD is a little vague and depending on who diagnosed them, things may vary). 

i just saw this thing that basically said “people with aspd for incapable of love so if someone diagnosed with aspd tells you they love you, they’re lying”
and?? im?? so?? confused?? that’s so?? untrue?
just because you don’t experience empathy doesn’t mean you can’t experience love
and maybe there are some people who can’t or don’t want to, but to generalise a whole group like that???

meridaminja-blog  asked:

There are ALWAYS choices babygirl. IF you go back. Make it conditionally. Tell him that he needs to get physical help Find a counselor and make sure he goes to his meetings. Make it a compromising relationship or just a supportive friendship

I’d rather be homeless then go back. If he’s taking care of me financially again how is it different ??? How is it not AR??? Where do I go what do I do??? Okay it gets bad I call the cops I’m back to incapable of doing anything ???

anonymous asked:

I have a headcanon that all the mercs are actually awkward when it comes to making friends. All of them. No matter how cool they all seem, they're all just dorks

Scout: Terrible at hiding dorkiness

Soldier: Accidentally amazing at hiding dorkiness

Pyro: Incapable entirely of hiding dorkiness

Engie: Slightly capable of hiding dorkiness

Demo: Pretty decent at hiding dorkiness

Heavy: VERY GOOD at hiding dorkiness

Medic: Does an ok job at hiding dorkiness

Sniper: AMAZING at hiding dorkiness


am I hopping back online just to post this and then disappear into my homework? you betcha

here’s a HC for ya: ka.i p.arker is, generally, in main/canon verse Not Great at the s/ex. we see him make decision after decision and run his life over and over again according to “me me me, what do l want, what’s good for me right now, what works for me at this exact second. impulsive, reckless, selfish, incapable of caring about other people… none of these brushes paint a pretty picture of someone who’s going to be very giving in bed. he’s not gonna be good, not because he CAN’T be, but because he isn’t very invested in how his one night stand feels about the evening.

this will change in three situations: one, he has something to prove. (hey lia remember when care said was great at the s/ex and he went insane? exhibit a.) two, he knows word is going to get around- whether to a group of friends, a grade level in school, a work environment, a club environment, etc etc etc. if he thinks that whoever he’s with is gonna be gossiping, for better or worse, about his performance, he’s gonna step it up. three, and this is a rare one, he’s been caught in a window where he has feelings and empathy and in some twisted way he gives a shit.

that’s it. that’s all of the situations. outside of those if anyone wants to b.ang ka.i pa.rker they’re not gonna be in for a very good time because his entire world revolves around him thank you and goodnight

Danny’s Secret

A general consensus in the phandom is that everyone in Amity Park is an idiot for not figuring out Danny’s secret.

Up until I re-watched the show (for the third time…. don’t judge me), I thought so, too. I thought they were clueless because there have been scenes in which Phantom came crashing into the ground, and when the rubble cleared and the dust settled, out came Danny Fenton in questionable attire for the world to see. With this glaringly obvious setup, not one soul pieced together that Phantom and Fenton were one and the same person.

But another crucial piece of information we’re taking for granted is the very existence of half-ghosts. We know they exist because we’re watching the show. The people of Amity Park? They don’t know it’s physically possible. It’s not that they’re incapable of figuring which human in Amity Park is Phantom, they don’t think Phantom is any-part human: just a ghost that’s hiding in their humble little town.

If the show were to continue, Valerie just might’ve figured out Fenton and Phantom were one and the same because Dani Phantom to her was the first proof that a ghost/human hybrid was possible.

What I found interesting in ‘Mindful Education’ (all together with many other things) is how they showed the different ways Ruby and Sapphire are affected by an unsettling thought.
It starts with just one butterfly messing with both of them; the moment it smacks Ruby in the face, she becomes overly worked-up and fixated with the thing, completly forgetting everything and everyone else around her.
At the same time, more and more butterflies, so more and more thoughts, surround Sapphire (probably worsened by future vision) and she becomes overwhelmed by the infinity of things that weight on her, and is incapable of seeing past them

I don’t know I found this really interesting because I think that was the visual representation of how they felt and dealt with their emotions during the 'Keyston Motel’ episode