is actually really gross


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“Our lips finally met. He tasted like those burritos he had for lunch. This is actually really gross. Oh god, I don’t want to ruin the moment though. I wonder if I have any mints in my bag I can give him. This was a bad idea.”

Few things I’ve noticed from my third read of Captive Prince:

  • It is explicitly said that Damen is a bisexual man with a preference for women. 
  • The first exchange between Damen and Laurent was actually won by Damen, with his iconic “I speak your language better than you speak mine, sweetheart.” 
  • How unsettled Laurent is by how honorable is Damen is actually really sad. And gross. Laurent deserved better than to grow up in an abusive court that is constantly making jokes about him, his sexuality, and his body. 
  • Erasmus has an incredible intuition. He’s also the first to notice Laurent’s kindness. 
  • Laurent had every right to have Damen punished after what happened in the baths. Considering his backstory and who Damen is.
  • Many things Laurent says about others can be interpreted as projected self-hatred and that also makes me sad and upset.
  • Nikandros deserves a break. Laurent deserves a break. 

hi yeah this is my bi-weekly reminder that I love bill potts and I’m so glad that doctor who has been saved by a lesbian


Originally posted by magiccastles

anon said : can you do a yugyeom enemy to fwb smut where the reader is a bit younger? thank you!

Summary : You say you can’t stand him. He tells you to take a seat then.

Warnings : language, smut

Word Count : 2.8k+

If Yugyeom interrupted the lecturer one more time, you were going to take the stapler off of the desk and staple his lips shut. Okay… not really. That was a really gross thought actually. You discreetly shook your head, trying to get the image the thought had conjured out of your mind.

You had been thrilled to be selected as a TA during your first year of college. The thrill had lessened slightly as the year had progressed. Honestly it wasn’t the job that had lessened the thrill. Everything would have been fine if Yugyeom wasn’t a student in the only class you were working as a TA in.

Yugyeom. College Junior. Majoring in dance. Minoring in music. A complete jerk.

It seemed that he’d made it his job to annoy every serious college student, go to every college party, and to have sex with every hot college girl. And one more thing… what was it… oh yeah! He’d made it his job to annoy the shit out of you.

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Being judgmental isn’t just toxic and negative and gross, it’s actually really tiring. Going around and hearing people and then sending it through your filters in your brain of morality and seeing which side that person or that behavior comes out on — it’s just no way to live. It’s really a drag.
—  Comic Pete Holmes on coming to a new understanding of his Christian faith

Me: wow I love the fact that Jughead is a cannon asexual and the way Riverdale is erasing that is really gross

Some Aphobe: actually sweaty he doesn’t like girls so he’s gay

Me: while in most circumstances that would be a fair interpretation and it’s not my place to tell you how to headcanon a character in this case it has been stated both in canon and word of god that he is a touch repulsed aroace

Some Aphobe: why are you so homophobic

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the Bloody Cough of Death trope or just the "coughing is a sign of dying" trope in general? It tends to mean the character in question has a terminal illness (instead of the more common, treatable pneumonia and such) from what I've seen which also makes me wonder what incurable illnesses have coughing (bloody or not) as a main symptom.

Content Warning: Blood, barf, poops.

 I think this is a really fascinating part of our history that held through into the modern era.

I think this trope really comes back to tuberculosis, which is absolutely famous for its bloody cough. Once upon a time it killed a lot of people, and because that bloody cough is how it spreads, it was something to fear for literally generations. (It still exists today; I treated a patient with it yesterday actually and it’s rampant in prisons, but it’s a disease we’ve learned to treat.) But TB is almost certainly where this trope comes from.

We’ve talked about hemoptysis – a bloody cough – before. There are oh so many causes, such as TB, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the pulmonary blood vessels, acute pulmonary edema / congestive heart failure, and more. It can come from physical damage to the trachea or bronchi, from cancer, prom peneumonia, from House’s favorite (sarcoidosis).

Medically speaking, I’ll be honest: a bloody cough is in no way shape or form a Good Thing™. It’s certainly not always fatal, but it’s a sign of badness in the airway.

As a trope or convention or cliche (your pick) of TV shows, I think it’s used as a marker of illness/injury severity. If you’ve been shot in the chest and you’re coughing up blood, that is a Bad News Bear. Though it’s hardly used realistically – the most common cause I see is less “I cough and there’s blood” and more “I coughed and there’s this gob of ick and OH MY GOD LIKE 0.0004mL OF BLOOD I’M GOING TO DIE BECAUSE TV TOLD ME SO” because they’ve irritated the airway from coughing, or less “blood” and more “pink, frothy spittle” that’s associated with severe pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), which typically comes from heart failure.

This is also closely related to vomiting up blood. Most “bloody vomit” is just small streaks of blood in vomit (or people barfing up tomato sauce and/or wine), but large amounts of blood in the puke is a severe medical emergency because it’s a bleed we can’t see and have a very hard time controlling. People have bled to death in their GI tract – ungood.

But yeah, how come Hollywood never shows us their characters are dying by having them poop blood, anyway? (That’s actually usually from hemorrhoids, but it can be from a severe GI bleed, colitis, etc.) 

Mostly, I think most writers as a visually-disturbing-but-not-actually-gross way of pointing out that “hey, this guy’s really sick”, even if what they’ve given their character has nothing to do with their lungs or a cough. I’d like to see it change, or at least come from something  that could actually produce it.

I hope this rambly answer gave you what you needed to keep writing great stories!!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty


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anonymous asked:

As a sex worker, it's getting a little annoying how other sex workers seem to distance themselves from people who are in fact forced into the sex trade. It's actually really gross how other SWers will be like "Forced? Who, me?! NO" rather than acknowledging the fact that it's far more nuanced and complex than that. Idk, for someone who's been trafficked/forced it feels like an insult as in "I'm not one of THOSE people!"

yeah, there’s a huge lack of nuance in the convo that is really frustrating and stems from respectability politics, white supremacy, a poor grasp of history and economics, and idk just being stupid.

like I’m reading jacq’s book and it’s frequently funny as her cartoons often are but again she makes the white feminist sex worker mistake of drawing a thick line between “empowered” western workers" and those poor lil trafficked people and it’s so completely BEYOND not like that. it’s so MUCH more complicated than that!

idk i have a ton of posts about this but i guess i’ll say it again fast:

you can BE a willing sex worker and be trafficked also (women who go to work and don’t realise that their papers and money will be taken and the work will be removed from their control)
you can have a loved one who you think loves you and it turns into an abusive relationship where they’re coercing and exploiting you
you can want to do one kind of sex work and be forced into another
you can not want to do sex work at all and find out you were tricked

and there’s more, there are as many kinds of sexual labour exploitation as there are labour exploitation and maybe it’s the word “trafficking” that gets people confused but like, i would consider the situation I was in to be one of mild debt bondage. i could have walked away from my job but as long as i WANTED to work at the only club in town to offer a good ROI, the whole club plan was to keep ripping us off and exploiting us and taking our money in every way they could devise, including taking advantage of addicts to take even more of their money.

and when I worked for the russian club owner, he sent young girls to LA to be “porn stars” only they were raped and not paid and not given tickets back. so like elle who talks about how great portland strippers have it and trafficking happens to poor brown women and children–no. the industry is set up to exploit people and it’s not a coincidence that it’s populated mostly by marginalised people with generally low access to education who are afraid of asserting their rights: we are easy to take advantage of!

idk if this is what you were looking for or not, sorry. but you’re right, it’s nonsense and it’s damaging short sighted western saviour nonsense.

The Black Parade as different kinds of emos
  • The End: wears a black parade jacket everywhere, insists tbp is the greatest album of all time
  • Dead!: really bitter, favorite movie is American Psycho, watches Death Note
  • How I Disappear: calls people they don't like preps, teases their hair
  • The Sharpest Lives: hates Twilight, is always talking about how vampires are way cooler than werewolves
  • Welcome to the Black Parade: has been a fan of mcr since 2005 and thinks they're better because of it, gets annoyed when people only know welcome to the black parade
  • I Don't Love You: not actually emo it's just getting over a bad break up
  • House of Wolves: kinky, calls Frank daddy, jerks off to live videos from Projekt Rev
  • Cancer: is fascinated by death, has been working on their novel for 3 years
  • Mama: sinful, has probably vandalized a church, into witchcraft
  • Sleep: insomniac, listens to Twenty One Pilots, drinks lots of coffee
  • Teenagers: thinks they're rebellious, "you don't understand me mom!", thinks they're a Mama emo
  • Disenchanted: cries over Electric Century, cries on march 22nd, just is always crying
  • Famous Last Words: has been through hell and made it out in tact, doesn't take anyone's shit
  • Blood: does everything ironically, calls themselves emo as a joke but doesn't actually think they're emo (is actually really emo)
Breaking stereotypes about inferior Fe

There are two opposed ideas people seem to have of inferior Fe: I’m a cold hermit who hates everyone and doesn’t want to socialize ever because people are gross or I’m uncomfortable with feelings but actually really care about people, I just don’t know how to convey it and come off as cold. Usually, neither of these are true. 

Here is what it mostly means to have Fe as your inferior function: 

  1. The more unhealthy, the more you seek for approval. I don’t know where this usual stereotype of IxTPs not caring about what others think of us comes from, but it’s ridiculous. You totally can get there, but many of us do care about how people perceive us. The thing is that we mostly don’t care in an emotional way, it’s more of a need to fit in and feel like a part of something rather than wanting to be accepted and loved. 
  2. Ergo, we are not hermits. If we have very toxic Fe, we may believe we are better off alone, push people away or just think there’s no way we could fit in anywhere. Funnily enough and contrary to popular belief, a lot of the time we don’t do it on purpose. Sometimes we don’t realize that we have marginalized our own selves until it becomes obvious to us.
  3. Our emotions are more present than our feelings. When we are aware or it becomes clear that we are ‘feeling’ something it’s mostly an emotion. They are short lived experiences. Our feelings aren’t really intense at all. We do have a much stronger ability to think than we do to feel. Our emotions, though, can be very intense. That’s why we can get really mad or upset but get over it soon. Our problems are solved quickly because they exist according to our emotions, not our feelings.
  4. Our Fe makes us feel lonely at times. Regardless of how many times an IxTP says they are completely okay with being isolated 24/7 (if they are), only someone who is seriously mentally ill would be okay with it. We can feel very alone sometimes or wish we had stronger Fe to be able to feel a part of something. 
  5. The thing is sometimes we don’t push people away because our feelings are unconvenient or because we’d rather be alone. Sometimes it feels impossible for us to create real, strong bonds with other people and, as I said earlier, we end up isolating ourselves to an extent without realizing it. If the Fe is unhealthy, it’s not that we avoid human connections, it’s that we feel unable to create them.
  6. We suck at externalizing our feelings because of our weak Fe, that bit is true. But it’s not only in public. It’s not only being unable to show certain signs of affection because it’s not in our nature. It’s not only becoming aggresive because we are overcome with negative emotions. We also have trouble externalizing our feelings when we are alone. Some of us may sometimes fake cry when we are alone because we feel the need to match up our exterior with how upset we feel. Most of the times I have cried, it has been forced. This is just an example of the ridiculous coping mechanisms some of us have. 
  7. While we have times when we have a lot of emotions, we also have times when we feel completely emotionally detached. Yes, we have times when even we feel like cold robots unable to correctly interact with people. This is unhealthy, but many of us have been there. I think (almost) every IxTP has gone through a period of their life where they just approached everything super rationally and didn’t even acknowledge that they had any sort of feeling or emotion.
  8. Whether we want to or not, we experience feelings in a completely different way than most people and sometimes what seems like a small amount of affection for others may seem like a big deal to us. I think this really relies on the amount of life/emotional experience you have had.
  9. Something nice on our side: We can mold and control how we feel most if not all of the time! When I’m sad or when I’m happy, all I need to switch my mood is to set in my mind that I could change my mood by listening to a different song or getting my mind off a certain topic. I think we mostly choose to be sad or happy depending on what resonates with us better at that moment. We have a huge capacity to manipulate how we feel. More than how we feel, how aware we are of it. We can disconnect ourselves from a certain feeling or our awareness to it easily. 
  10. Last but not least: We do care. Differently, but we do. Maybe I just haven’t met the right crowd of people, but with most human beings, I’m not aware 24/7 of what they mean to me or how much I appreciate them constantly. You probably have heard that IxTPs will show they care by spending time with you or doing nice things for you rather than verbalizing how we feel. That’s true, basically because we can manipulate our words, but we mostly do what we want to do, so if we hang out with someone or do something nice for them, it’s because it pleases us to do so, and therefore, wether we are aware or not, we care.

I have read a lot of posts on inferior Fe but there are many areas that I hadn’t seen covered, so I decided to just do it myself! Maybe they don’t all apply to every single IxTP, but you can get a general idea of what is truly going on within us.

nymeria31f  asked:

Have you ever been to Colombia? As a country we are sometimes underrated, but, I might be biased, it is a beautiful country and we usually get ignored. We need more love mama.

No I haven’t and I just realized that the only thing I know about you guys is drugs, Shakira  and coffee and that’s actually really gross of me. I’m sorry! But now that I think about it I can imagine that it’s a very lovely country! And you’re absolutely right! You guys need more love!