infections

being physically sick when you have mental illness is so odd because i am positive, always, that people will treat me the same way. i assume i’m not bad, because others have been worse, i tell very few people, i apologize for the inconvenience. i say of diagnosed illnesses: i’m faking it. it’s not bad. i don’t want to be annoying.

and it is strange to me. i get tired quickly because my lungs aren’t working - people go out of their way to help me, let me sit down, tell me not to worry. i get tired because my brain isn’t working - people ask why i’m being difficult, why i can’t just drink a coffee. 

i cough and i wheeze and people fawn over me. they offer me cough drops, they pull tissues from sleeves. when i stop eating and showering i’m being selfish, i’m lazy. i apologize for not wanting to go to the party, i’m on antibiotics and can’t drink; i’m told they’ll miss me, i get people staying home with me. i apologize for not wanting to go to the party, i’m spiraling and drinking wouldn’t be good for me; i’m told to relax and stop taking things seriously.

i show up to work wheezing. my lungs sound like a door creaking. i am shooed home, told to take off all the time i need. i never tell my boss i have ocd and am sometimes late for counting. admitting this seems personal, embarrassing. when i am having a bad day, i show up to work and people ask why i’m being so distant. so annoying. they drop their voice when they say depression but bring me green tea to help my breathing.

people ask if i’m feeling better. they fuss over me. they ask if they can bring soup, do anything. 

people ignore it. they ask if i’m over it yet. they tell me it’s a phase, it’s passing. they say they were sad once, it’s not serious, and i should stop making everything about me.

i don’t let people take care of me. i don’t know how. i don’t trust them. in my life, when i am bad, they leave. when my body is failing, i assume the same thing. 

i’m sorry i’m difficult. i just don’t understand people trying.

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BREAKING NEWS:

Protests against oflaxacin have turned violent.  One kitten is quoted as saying, “mrrrm!”

Strong words indeed.

All sources indicate that medicating will be continued as planned, despite this outburst.

listen, my friends who date straight cis men:

you have got to be alert and on top of things because straight cis men are the most irresponsible vectors of disease a careless god ever created. they are so disgusting and indifferent.

know about stis. know about bv, yeast infections, that thing that looks like a skin tag, the greenish ooze coming out of his dick, that funny smell–know what healthy genitals look and smell and feel like and don’t be afraid to assess your situation and turn him down if you want to and feel like you can.

you have to know this stuff because most men don’t know what’s up down there and if it isn’t actively hurting them they do not give a FUCK what it will do to you or anyone else as long as they get off.

you have to know this stuff because even tho it’s their responsibility, they’ll shirk it to the grave. don’t let their indifference affect you!

so here me out:

  • eddie loves pet names
  • he feels weird using them but if someone calls him a pet name, he melts
  • sweetheart and honey are among his favorites
  • but baby, babe, and lover are his ultimate faves
  • the worst part is, richie knows it
  • anytime richie wants eddie to do something, he breaks out the pet names
  • “can i have a dollar to buy a candy bar?”
  • “you don’t need any sugar, trashmouth.”
  • “sweetheart, please.”
  • and eddie grumbles while he digs a crumpled bill out of his back pocket
  • richie grinning ear to ear and pecking a kiss on eddie’s cheek before running off
  • sometimes richie will use it just to make eddie blush in front of the others
  • richie trying to do a trick on his bike and getting his foot caught, which makes him crash to the ground
  • eddie running up to him, yelling
  • “i told you to be more careful, you fucking idiot!”
  • he pulls richie to his feet and does a quick inspection while he dusts richie off
  • “with your luck you probably broke something. jesus, richie. could you be any stupider?”
  • richie just smiles down at him the whole time
  • “it makes me all gooey inside when you worry about me, babe.”
  • eddie’s ears go bright pink and he shoves richie’s shoulder
  • “just be more careful.”
  • sometimes richie says things he shouldn’t
  • or he jokes about something eddie is actually insecure about
  • to the point that eddie is MAD
  • stomping away from the group and leaving his window locked when richie comes knocking
  • finally richie will corner him somewhere
  • bc it’s been literal DAYS and eddie still isn’t speaking to him
  • and richie is miserable
  • bc as much as he laughs everything off, it kills him when eddie is upset
  • “eds, come on, i said i was sorry”
  • “fuck off, tozier”
  • and richie leans in, cups his face with both hands and forces eddie to look up at him
  • “honey, please. im so sorry.”
  • and eddie wants to give in but he just clenches his jaw and glares
  • “don’t think you can just be all cute and im gonna forgive you for acting like a raging asshole”
  • richie just leans in closer
  • “come on, lover. what do i gotta do, huh? name it and i’ll do it. anything.”
  • eddie chews on his lip and wants to stay mad, but he can’t help but smirk
  • “admit you’re an idiot.”
  • richie smiles back
  • “a complete moron, baby, you know it. now kiss me, i missed you.”
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Cymothoa exigua is a parasite that is also know by the name the ‘Tongue-eating louse’. It is an isopod with the unique identifiable feature of being the only known parasite that functionally replaces a host’s organ. The louse enters the fish’s body through the gills, attaches to fish’s tongue and extracts blood, causing it to shrivel and eventually fall off. Once this has been achieved the louse attaches to the remaining stub and acts as a replacement tongue, receiving nutrients by feeding on the fish’s blood and mucus. While the majority of fish found with these parasite’s are underweight, there is no evidence that this parasite causes a significant amount of harm to its host. 

These parasites, while aesthetically disturbing, are also not harmful to humans. While a person has brought a lawsuit against a supermarket chain after finding cymothoa exigua in fish they had eaten, the legal case was dropped. This was a result of there being no evidence that these parasites were in any way unhealthy for humans, they are not poisonous and can be incorporated into a healthy diet. 

For the anon that requested Zen and Jumin as Team Rocket ages ago…I present you Dream Team Rocket. They’ve got it all - money, looks, talent…and a very beautiful cat ;D
Jumin and Zen as elite TR members
Elizabeth the 3rd as their Meowth
And Vanderwood as Giovanni the TR Leader

Also for the Day 4 AU prompt in JuminZen Week :3

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[歐美感染only]

感謝大家來攤上玩,這次一樣玩得很開心呢。:.゚ヽ(*´∀`)ノ゚.:。

辛辛苦苦拖著兩個大行李箱上台北真是值得了(ノ∀`*)

還有認親禮物也很感謝!意外的數量有夠多差點拍照時擺不下xDD

另外這邊是心得感想單+許願池,歡迎大家進去填寫做下次場次參考(*´艸`*)

下次預計參加3月的CWT48,希望能成功報上再和大家一起玩✧*。٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و✧*。