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WALKING ON THE BEACH

Good Morning sweet shipsters. We have made it through another day and night of Mr. Toads Wild Ride!! Amazingly enough….I am very calm again this morning. The thing about getting sucker punched ( weddings anyone?), is that you learn to guard yourself from future punches, and I am slowly becoming a Muay Thai expert without getting off my couch!!

Let’s talk about Cait, and the Oscar Wilde awards. This was another wonderful thing for Cait, and her recognition is a pleasure to watch. And, the fact that JJ Abrams presented her award touched me very much because he gave her the first real opportunity as an actress, and as she said herself…she felt she came full circle. And let’s not forget, he is a high powered mover and shaker in the industry, so what an honor for our Cait!!! It has not escaped my notice that Cait is really being noticed now, and to be honored with such esteemed company is impressive, at least to me.

I thought she looked beautiful and happy, and slightly overwhelmed. To be honored for your work while acknowledging your Irish heritage must have been special for her. I could not be more proud to be her fan, and she is so deserving of the continued accolades that are thrown her way. And, her team is doing one hell of a job, so kudos to them!! And yes, that includes Tony. If nothing else, his support of her without ever trying to overshadow her has become a little endearing to me, and she is lucky to have a friend and quiet supporter like him.

As for Sam, and the public lack of acknowledgement from the OL team….who the hell knows what is up with that! Since I am not privy to what goes on behind the scenes, it does seem very strange. And, who’s to say that they did not, or have not done something for her outside of this event. If they haven’t, then shame on them. She embodies the role of Claire so well that this show simply could not survive without her. And, they should count their lucky stars ( no pun intended), that she is part of OL.

As for the personal aspect of Sam….that is a conundrum isn’t it?!?. Was he there….looks like a no. Should he have been there….probably yes. Why wasn’t he there…it was not his night, and this wasn’t about him. And to be 100% honest, I didn’t expect to see him there. What IS most difficult for me to wrap my head around is his continued silence to Cait. It is very glaring isn’t it?? And, look at his SM over the past few weeks….nothing on anything when you really look at it. The raining cats pics were the only things that seemed to capture his attention, and NOTHING at all on OL, Cait, other fine and friendly banter ( not even with Cree), and let’s say it….the prom shot is not even posted on his IG. My take on all of this….since he “cannot” post about Cait, or with Cait he is not posting at all. It is his version of f*uck you to whomever shut them down. And make no mistake….someone shut them down….I am convinced of it more than ever. The only way to continue this farce is to keep Sam and Cait away from each other because as @cb4tb said after the Bafta’s…..Sam can’t sell it. And quite frankly, neither can Cait when they are together, either virtually, or personally.

So, I am walking on the beach watching the sunrise this morning, and the sun will rise. I do not understand this real life version of the “20 year seperation” we are seeing, but something is off, and it is not Sam and Cait. Cree’s post said it all. It will be very interesting to see them at ECCC, and since this is a non-OL event, their interaction will be front and center. I said last weekend that I was tossed from the ship. But make no mistake, I still have my cabin, complete with balcony and a view. I am just enjoying some beach time, and my walk on the sand just feels good on my feet.

Shipping on sweet shipsters, and let’s not create our own drama. Believe me, it is being written and played out right before our eyes, so I plan to sit back and try to figure out which idiot(s) are doing this, and why. Feels like S2!!

Happy Friday sweet shipsters, and look for the sun…it is still there somewhere!😎🤗😍

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was just wondering if you have any ideas on """dale pike's""" Within the Narrative? I don't know what to think of it, because the writing style doesn't seem like fanfic to me and there's enough levels of meta-y things to drown me in. if mofftiss wrote us fanfiction I am going to explode

oh god ‘Within the narrative’ killed me. Oh God. Okay, deep breath. I’ll do the same as I did for ‘The One Word Test’ here, just go through and pick out the most relevant quotes for me as I go along. 

THIS JUST ANALYSES THE INTRODUCTION ‘CAUSE IT GOT LONG. If folk are interested, I could try and pick apart the whole fic if I don’t die from the attempt sos adhflslhgsjlf.

Hope this helps! From the beginning, then?

Okay, so first we have the weird tagging system- why is the fic tagged as both a Tragedy and a Comedy? Well, because of this opening quote from The Three Garridebs: It may have been a comedy, or it may have been a tragedy. It cost one man his reason, it cost me a blood-letting, and it cost yet another man the penalties of the law. Yet there was certainly an element of comedy. Well, you shall judge for yourselves.” See this post by @teaandqueerbaiting!

^I take this to mean we’ve got our ‘comedy’ Garridebs in The Final Problem, the cheap dangling Garridebs brothers gag. We’re still waiting for our truly emotional, true Garridebs scene between John and Sherlock.

Then, we come to the summary and opening notes to chapter 1:

Right, who on earth is Proper Dave? See this and this post by @may-shepard  @laughing-at-the-darkness and @221bloodnun. Proper Dave is a character from the Doctor Who episode Silence in the Library, written by Steven Moffat and directed by Euros Lyn, who also directed The Blind Banker.

Proper Dave is a PILOT (ooh little on the plane in TFP: ‘the driver’s asleep!’) He’s called ‘Proper Dave’ in contrast with another crew member named ‘Other Dave’ because ‘Proper Dave’ was there before him. It’s never twins, Watson. 

I’ve not watched this episode but basically for some reason Proper Dave “acquires an extra shadow”- this means the villains of the episode are attacking him. The Doctor tries to save him but fails, leaving Proper Dave’s “data ghost” to echo his last thoughts:  “Hey, who turned out the lights?”  Side-note: if this is the 4th favourite fic, I wonder where Proper Dave’s 3rd and other fave fics are… ;)

Now, what about the “A boring story” bit? I cannot for the life of me find the quote, but I remember Steven once describing The Three Garridebs as “a very boring story”- clearly tongue in cheek as it’s one of the most iconic moments of ACD canon, even saying in his own foreward to the stories that “you’ll be blinking back tears when the moment comes.” (x) Tagging @waitedforgarridebs in case she knows where the quote is, the resident Garridebs expert. ;)

“about the stuff between the lines.”- well, we’re all very good at finding that. <3

And the notes. Of course, nothing is certain, but to me these only become worthwhile and genuinely funny if you see them as written by someone who’s…well… very much an insider on the show. “Series 4 and 5 spoiler alerts”- that’s very presumptuous of you. ;) Saying they’ve deduced things correctly, including what they’re “probably” going to call the Watson baby– this is so funny if at this point they genuinely hadn’t decided what the baby was going to be called lmao.

Then we get one of the most bizarre meta introductions I’ve had the pleasure of reading:

“Most people think they know what’s going to happen. Perhaps you’ll dismiss this narrative early, thinking it is boring and banal and not worth the distance to that innermost cave. Or perhaps you’ll be too easily impressed and think this is a great story.
Perhaps you’re just looking for a cheap thrill. Well, this one has thrills, but they don’t come cheaply. The Powers-That-Be never gave me any trigger warnings, so I’ll give none to you, save this: Here there be dragons.
In any case, we’re going to follow the rules. Stories have rules, of course, just like chemistry, like biology. Like gravity. Perhaps—if you are an omnivorous reader yourself—you know that there are certain rules that a good story must never break.
It turns out that we’ve been wrong… and right… all along. That’s the beauty of it. That’s what makes this a good mystery.
Back up a bit. Ready the players. Set the stage.”

Originally posted by beamlyus

Originally posted by benedict-the-cumbercookie

Why, why why is this so meta. Why does it read like a set of instructions. It’s so out of place for a fic. Why is either “dismissing the narrative early” or “being too easily impressed” such an apt summary for some reactions to The Final Problem? The stage is set, the curtain rises. Here be dragons. 

We know “the rules” of this story- and we know that The Final Problem broke all of them. Steven and Mark themselves have said the episode was deliberately full of “transgressions.”

They’ve been wrong….(The Final Problem)…and right (every other episode) all along. The mixture makes it the mystery. We need to- and have solved- that mystery: why it was wrong. Because it didn’t end with John and Sherlock together. The rest of the true love story is yet to be told.

i cannot stress this enough: if i write up a starter for you, especially if it’s done with a random muse of my choice, and you are honestly just staring at it wondering how to reply and can’t find a way. please. let. me. know. i will be more than happy to write up something knew. it’s seriously not a problem in the slightest. i’d rather you be able to reply than have to worry about how i am going to feel about you want me to. i am a people pleaser. just let me know!

anonymous asked:

In S4E12, Carrie remarked that Quinn "should be heading for the hills" instead of pursuing a romantic relationship with her because he "[didn't] have her condition." This season, it's interesting to see that he's the one who appears to be more affected by another "condition." I'm curious to see how their relationship progresses from here, and I wonder if Quinn, like Carrie, will spend some time questioning whether someone with his condition can really be in a serious relationship.

You are so right. The parallel is clear and Carrie is now seeing Quinn “at his worst.”  So at some point, Quinn might say he’s not good enough… for Carrie or any other. 

To be honest, dear reader, your ask tugged at my heart strings. I don’t know if the romantic love story will play out, but it is certainly a beautiful story about love. 

We saw Quinn supporting Carrie and loving her while she was in a very bad state, even when she was rejecting him and her own humanity (season four)… and Quinn did it with no real hope of ever being loved back. 

And now Carrie is supporting Quinn, taking care of him, saving his life, while he is so very messed up. And Carrie is doing it with no certainty he might ever get better. 

It is love at its purest form between two human beings.

anonymous asked:

I'm assuming that you identify as female, and if that is the case I'm wondering why you made the new avatar in your fan story a male? I'm saying this because I feel like there are enough male protags in stories. I'm not trying to be a man-hater, but with so little female protags in awesome stories I can't help getting that way. And yes, I did see Legend of Korra.

It’s a good question! I’m absolutely a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion in writing, especially in fandom.

Ever since I started imagining the next Avatar, I wanted them to be born male. Something seems so fitting about that gender and the recent Avatar cycle - Female Air Avatar (Yangchen), Male Water Avatar (Kuruk), Female Earth Avatar (Kyoshi), Male Fire Avatar (Roku), Male Air Avatar (Aang), Female Water Avatar (Korra).

Of course this assumes that their outward appearance/pronouns used to describe past Avatars are accurate / match their identity. The cycle isn’t necessarily one that follows this physical gender pattern as a law, but it is a trend that I’d like to follow.

Speaking from my experiences, I feel that many young men have heroes/role models who are one dimensional. Superheroes who are physically strong, antiheroes who are roguishly clever or brooding. Most of the time, the only goal is to beat the bad guy and get the girl, etc. Meanwhile, girls are beginning to have female protagonists with more depth and complexity. Disney princesses are increasingly written to show leadership and poise and hobbies and kindness. I want to create an Avatar that can show men how to be an ally to others, how to be a leader, how to respect women and treat them as equals, how to evaluate their own emotions and embrace weakness. The current idea is to have him start as the “typical male hero” that I don’t particularly like and have him grow into the hero I personally think boys need to start seeing in media.

Also, Genji’s characterization isn’t necessarily complete. I don’t know him well enough yet to say what his sexuality is, what gender he identifies as, etc. I’m absolutely 100% planning on including a BUNCH of characters (including villains) who are more diverse when it comes to gender and sexuality.

anonymous asked:

Hello!I was wondering if you have any tips on staying calm?I get really stressed about schoolwork 💖

Hey! Taking time out to relax is probably one of the best ways to keep calmer when stressful situations arise. I’d say also being prepared (organising, studying, planning) is a simple solution for avoiding mounting stress! Here are a couple of other things you could try:

  • sleep - getting enough sleep can make a whole world of difference! Try aiming for between 7-8 hours a night. Setting yourself a bedtime routine can help settle you down and get all that beauty sleep!
  • stay hydrated - another thing that is so simple but makes a difference. I think the suggested amount is 8 glasses a day. This will help keep you alert, refreshed and focused. I also find having a cup of tea great haha! Must be the Britishness!
  • take some time out for yourself - do something that you enjoy! Reward yourself for doing all your homework or finishing that tough assignment. You could maybe dedicate an hour each day to doing something relaxing like journalling, reading, meditating. Whatever you fancy. 
  • keep up with a self-care routine - this can include things like washing your face in a morning and on a night (I started doing this maybe 2 months ago and my skin has been great!), moisturising regularly, properly removing your makeup before bed. Remember to pamper yourself as well!
  • do something active - it doesn’t even have to be a full workout if you’re like me and hate exercise! Maybe just a walk around the block on a night, a quick pilates session following a YouTube video or playing with a ball in your back garden. There is so much research backing exercise as a stress reliever so try it out!
  • make time for your hobbies - when we’re busy it is easy to forget our hobbies. Don’t let that happen! Schedule some time each week for have that down time. 
  • be sociable - studying can easily take over if you let it but try to keep some time for your friends and family. Maybe a quick coffee, dinner out or a movie night are some great ways to see friends. Try avoid talking about school work and just have fun!
  • ask for help - if your stress could be eased by asking a teacher or friend for some guidance, do it. More than likely they’ll be willing to help you and either explain it in a way that makes sense or provide some tips for getting it right! Don’t keep it to yourself!

My favourite way to relieve stress is probably watching tv shows. I always like to zone out, put away my phone/laptop, and just get into the story. It is sometimes a nice way to distract yourself. If you ever need any recommendations on shows, I have so many hah! You should also have a look at my post on apps for students. It includes loads for sleeping, organisation, mental health and self care! Hope this helps :-) xx

This is kind of a thank you?? I don’t know what else to really say except for thanking you! I feel like I never show enough appreciation for all the people who’s helped me want to make a simblr and help me keep doing so! You guys are the best and I wish we could all go out for tea (or whatever drink you prefer) and talk about a bunch of silly things!!!

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Denise: Hello?

Dina: Hello, Denise? It’s Dina Cali- Dina Bachelor here. Brandi’s friend?

De: Of course, Dina. It’s lovely to hear your cheerful voice. What can I do for you?

Di: Well, of course I should have called much sooner, but I cannot thank you and Luis enough. For the lamp.

De: Luis gets all the credit for it, dear. His lamp, his choice.

Di: Michael and I would love to call on you both, if that’s OK? He really wants to shake the hand of the man who’s given us this second chance.

De: That would be wonderful.

Di: We’d also like to introduce you both to our little boy, Luis.

De: [choking up] Luis will be positively thrilled, Dina. This news really couldn’t come at a better time.

Di: Great! How about next week, or-

De: Oh no, no. If… if you want to see Luis, you’ll need to come over within the next few days, I’m afraid.

anonymous asked:

Hi, i love your fics and headcanons and i was wondering if you have any on what hidekane would be like adopting and raising a kid? They would be the best parents

Kaneki would be the biggest mother hen. He would fuss over his child to make sure they are alright. 

“Are you sure they’re warm enough? It’s pretty cold outside.” And proceeding to scramble to grab another jacket for his child. His child, already 8 years old and looking like a giant red marshmallow, yanks at Hide’s jacket. “Dad! I’m gonna suffocate!” Hide laughs and eases Kaneki’s down, telling him that their child is plenty warm.

“Do you think it’s too hot? What if they get a sunburn?!” Kaneki then gets sunscreen and rubs it all over his kid and gets a sunhat, and Kaneki tells them, “Don’t take it off unless you’re under shade!” And their kid turns red and whines, “But this hat looks so stupid! And it has flowers on it! Takao (Touka and Yoriko’s kid) is gonna make fun of me!” 

“Hey, that’s my hat.” Hide voices from a distance.
“A little teasing is better than damaged skin. Have fun.” And Kaneki kisses their cheek. Their kid pouts but gives Kaneki a kiss back and heads off to the park.

“Should I walk them there?” Kaneki questions, pulling at his bottom lip. 
“Let them have a bit of time to themselves.” Hide took Kaneki’s hand into his and pulled him onto his lap. Hide secured his arms around Kaneki’s firm waist, burying his head in Kaneki’s chest. “Besides, I want some alone time with you.”

Kaneki huffed and turned red, muttering a “pervert” under his breath but didn’t deny Hide.

There is a point where their kid is older and has had enough with Kaneki’s over-protectiveness. Kaneki can’t help but tear up and full-on cries when he is in his room alone. Hide sees this and is the one to ground their child; Kaneki couldn’t do it. Hide was so angry because Kaneki was over protective, but he gave their child freedom and love; he never controlled them or their actions or made them change whom they were.

“I’m really disappointed in you,” Hide bluntly told their child, “for what you told Papa.”

Their child’s face contorted into shame, sadness, and then anger. “Well, papa needs to leave me alone, and let me do my own thing.” 

“Are you talking about going off on a trip to Kyoto with Takao and Hiromi (Nishiki and Kimi’s kid) alone? Well that was never going to happen anyway. Their parents told them “no” too, and I was going to say “no” if Ken didn’t, so you can stop the blaming as of now.” Hide voice was firm and stance, resolute.

“But-”

“I’m still talking. Your father worries a lot, I know, and it can be annoying. I get it. He does things that annoy me too, but I love him for it because it reminds me every day of how much he loves me.” Hide moved and sat next to his child and put his arms around them and pulled them into a half-hug. They didn’t refuse.

“Ken is someone with a lot of love and guilt. He has been through so much, and he has a hard time expressing how he feels sometimes. He told me once that he never wanted to be a parent,” their child moved away, worry laced on his face, “but then we got you and everything changed. He has never been as happy as he is now, raising you and loving you. He didn’t think he’d understand parental love until he held your ugly-ass,” their child giggled, “in his arms. He thought you were so beautiful. And he started to cry. He wondered, “How can anyone hit something so precious?” He really loves you, and maybe I’m trying to make you feel guilt. I don’t know, but I want you to understand that Ken does things out of love and not out of control, like you tend to think.”

anonymous asked:

Um, can I ask - do you or any of your followers know when Sam was last in a 'banter' conversation with IW. Just curious. I follow neither. I am appalled at that last tweet from Paultner but am cognisent enough to know that Sam has no control over what that POS says. I just wondered if he slowly extricated himself and finally took his own advice - "I suggest you ignore".

I try to ignore him too, anon! But I do believe it has been a good long while since there has been any activity between those two that would remotely qualify as banter. It does seem that Sam has chosen to lead by example here!

Hostage

For the Anon who asked for the story about pick pocketing Hotch and not getting arrested.

He’d let you out of the house. It was one of the first times in almost three months. Your hair was dyed black, sunglasses were on and covering most of your face but still feeling the sunshine on your skin was such a wonderful relief. You know he’s watching. You can feel it. You also know that you’re on a thin wire, if you mess up at all, try to escape, anything, he’ll never let you out of the house again. You’ve got the note tucked into your sleeve, you know that you’ve got one chance at this. Hopefully you come across the FBI Agent that you’ve seen walking this route before. Before you’d been kidnapped.
Sure enough you see him. He’s got a suit and tie and a badge on his waist. It’s that badge gives you so much relief, hopefully he’ll believe your note. You’re terrified that you’re going to get caught but you’ll be damned if you’re going live as a captive. You close your eyes, tilt your face to the sun and smile. Continuing along the sidewalk you crash directly into him and slip the note into his jacket pocket.
“Oh god. Oh I’m so sorry.” You gush, “It’s such a beautiful day out I just wasn’t watching where I was going.” You give him a bright smile.
“It’s alright.” He says looking a little confused. You’re sure he felt your hand brush his side, you’d never pick pocketed anyone before and while this wasn’t exactly a pick pocketing it was the same idea.
“Sorry again.” You bat your eyelashes up at him with a smile and he smiles back, god he’s handsome. You continue down the street and into the grocery store. Please let him find your note. Oh god if he doesn’t find it you’re so screwed. You pick up the items that he told you to get. Sir. After paying for the items with a polite smile you head back down the street on the four block journey back to his house. You had strict orders, go to the store, get food for dinner, go home, cook dinner and have it on the table by 5:15. So that’s what you do.
Dinner is on the table at 5:13 and Sir gets home at exactly 5:15. You stand in the corner of the dining room, hands folded, head down. Just like Sir directed.
He comes in, hangs his coat then sits down.
“Sit.” He orders and you do. “You did well today. You need to make sure to watch where you’re going though.”
“Yes Sir.” You say quietly.
“Eat.”
“Thank you Sir.” You begin eating, taking small bites of the green beans and chicken that you’ve made. He talks about his day while you eat, you nod at the right moments not really paying attention.
After you finish eating you clean up from dinner while he watches tv in the kitchen with a rum and Coke. You finish the dishes and as you’re putting away the towel the door splinters open. You scream and press yourself to the counter, you realize that they’ve come in the front door too when you hear Sir yelling. It’s not until the Agent that you slipped your note to comes over to you that you realize that it’s over. Your heart is pounding, knees weak.
“Hey. You’re okay. I got your note.”
“Thank you.” You whisper, you’re so relieved that you could cry.
“You know, I’d wondered where you went.”
He tells you wrapping a protective arm around your shoulders, “We’d walked past one another every day for weeks and then you just vanished. I didn’t know who you were so I couldn’t check up on you. I was more than a little relieved to see you today, at least until I found your note in my pocket.”
“You’d noticed me?”
“Yes. You’re a beautiful woman.” He winces slightly, “Sorry, that’s probably not what you want to hear right after being kidnapped.”
“I noticed you too.” You admit quietly, one of those dark eyebrows shoot up as a smile spreads across his face.
“Well then, let me formally introduce myself then. I’m SSA Aaron Hotchner.” You’re about to introduce yourself when another Agent interrupts.
“Hotch!” He calls as he jogs over, “She needs to go to the hospital to get a physical done.”
“No.” You balk.
“It’s procedure.” The other Agent argues and you shake your head.
“What if I take you?” Aaron asks gently blocking you from the snappy Agent in front of you.
“You won’t leave?”
“Not until you’re ready for me to.”
“Okay.” You agree. He ushers you to a SUV and you climb in without hesitation. He makes you feel safe and safe is what you need right now.

(Updated Version)Well, if you ever wondered what the other half of this Famous Photo from the Muppet Shows Season One looked like, Now you know. I found the other half and even though it was an entire different shot, still managed to make it look good enough. I find myself having to do this to alot of Photos, People should never cut Pictures in half.

aroacepidge  asked:

They stared at the cute barista from afar, utterly in love, despite not saying a word to them besides drink orders, but their soulmark was all they needed to do so. Their child tugged at their clothes, antsy to leave for the beach. They smiled at the child; soon they would be free for the first time to swim tail and all in the waves. (coffee shop au, parent au, soulmate au, and mermaid au, hope it was shitty enough)

This is so cool!! I love all of the different aus you incorporated into it!! also the kid wanting to leave the beach one could totally be an actual au list hmmm

I think you were supposed to do something funny with our url “shittyaus” though? But this is still wonderful I love it!!!! <3 Thank you!

~Mod Karissa

Happy Fluffy Floofy Friday! 😘❤

Today I’m going to my grandparents to help my grandmother prepare for her birthday party tomorrow (her 65th birthday was last week) and I’m so excited! I’ve drawn a picture of my great grandmother to give to her + I’ve managed to transfer a cassette tape to a cd where my great grandmother is singing. I’m so excited to give it to her! Hope she won’t be too emotional, because yesterday it was 5 years ago my great grandmother passed away. I miss her a lot.
Enough about me and those sad things!

It’s finally Friday!!! And I’m excited for the weekend 😁
I wish you all a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend!! 😘❤

Lots of love x

anonymous asked:

Hi, I saw on your tags on a social anxiety info graphic that you have social phobia and a service dog helps with that. Is social phobia different from social anxiety? I have social anxiety (among other anxiety disorders), and I was wondering how a service dog could help with that.

Social Phobia and Social Anxiety are the same thing. I’m not even consistent in what term I use for it lol
I caution people about getting a service dog if they have social anxiety. It works for me, but a service dog can actually be a cause of anxiety attacks, etc due to the fact that people will approach you, get in your space, stare at you, etc. Basically all the things you don’t want with social anxiety. (Especially if you’re like me and have it severe enough that you can experience paranoia.)

The tasks a service dog performs to mitigate my social anxiety are:
1. Blocking (My favourite task) - They form a barrier between you and those around you. You know those people that stand up your ass in line at the grocery store? No longer a problem :3c But on a more serious note, they act as a physical barrier, a shield. They can be trained to stand between you and the most people, or you and the closest person. Whichever you prefer.
2. Alerting to approaching people in a blind spot (IE behind you) this is another one that I count on. Usually when I’m out by myself I spend 99% of the time just scanning the environment. I know where everyone is at all times. This is exhausting. Instead, the dog scans for me and will alert me to approaching people.
3. Alerting to rising anxiety - If I am getting overwhelmed and my anxiety is rising, my dog will alert me to this. That way I can asses how I’m actually feeling and make the decision to remove myself and calm down if needed.
4. Guiding - I’ve had anxiety attacks where I cannot think, I cannot get out of somewhere on my own. I also disassociate due to being overwhelmed, or sometimes out of nowhere. My dog will lead me out of the building, or to a less crowded area where I can breathe/calm down.

There are other tasks that I use with my service dog, but those are the main ones I use for my social anxiety.
I find that the dog acts as a shield. I know people are staring, but I know they are more interested in the dog. I don’t exist. For some this would be annoying (and I have been insulted when classmates greet my dog and not me) but for the most part for me, it is a plus. Fading into the background. I don’t want to be noticed. If I’m noticed the anxiety cycle starts.
However it has also given me the opening to talk to people, because people are curious, and I am all about educating. 

A service dog very much can help with Social Anxiety/Phobia; but it is something where you really have to weigh the pros and cons and really ask yourself if you are okay with random people approaching you and looking at you/your dog as well as access issues and sometimes having to fight for your right to enter.

I hope this answers you question :) If you have anymore questions feel free to send in another ask!

- Riley

anonymous asked:

Dorianmance week has been so fun! I finally got brave enough to run my own DA blog because of you and trashwarden. Your blogs made me so happy and I wanted to start making DA content too!

Nonny, THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS!!! I am so happy you have started your own blog, and I would love to hear more from you in the future ^_^ I can’t wait to see the content you bring to the fandom!

(Psssst @trashwarden look at what your lovely event has helped encourage <3) 

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“Elijah, they’re beautiful,” India sighed once she had a chance to talk to Elijah on her own. Laurel was making a fuss - she had proved to be particularly fussy - about ‘stranger danger! stranger danger!’ even though Elijah tried to make it clear that India wasn’t a stranger. Still, India didn’t seem deterred, and soon Laurel calmed down enough to let India cuddle her to her heart’s content. “I’m so happy for you two! Connor isn’t giving you too much trouble, is he?”

Elijah shook his head, smiling instinctively. “No,” he replied. “He’s a wonderful father. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive partner.”

India grinned from ear to ear, ruffling Elijah’s hair. “You have no idea how glad I am to hear that!”

Nathan, who had grown into a lovely young boy, and Ariel, Cole and Bella’s other son, made it their task to help the girls learn how to run, and spent the whole afternoon helping the toddlers waddle through the grass. Their patience seemed endless, no matter how much the triplets fussed and squealed… but considering their parents, that was hardly surprising.

I wonder how it feels - the way your skin softly fits with mine. The air feels cold, my palms quiver. But your warmth leaks and so does my heart. I wanted to memorize how shadows fall, on your gentle (and bearded) face. Your laugh, your voice are clever enough to enter my dreams. Missing you gets harder and sometimes days feel like forever. But I’d trade anything to waste a moment in your loving arms. My dearest crazy, gentle lullaby.
Wake me up with your kiss.
Wake me up,
when you’re finally here
I,you,us.
Let’s disintegrate into infinity.

anonymous asked:

I'm always so excited to see more werewolf McCree then you end it on cliffhangers and I need more please it's so good!!!!

You hadn’t seen Jesse McCree in over a month. At first, you were concerned. This kid that didn’t know when to quit just suddenly vanished without so much as a ‘bye’. Then you started to forget, stopped turning whenever you saw some burly brown haired man walking past you, stopped wondering if every howl was something other than an actual dog.

Then the full moon came.

You were late getting home that night, pulling into your drive way well after nightfall. The desert air was cool for once, and you shrugged on your coat as you made your way to your front door.

There was a growl behind you, low enough to not hear but to feel deep in your bones. You paused at your front door, hesitating, holding your keys tight in your palm.

Maybe you had imagined it? Maybe it was something that was just in your head. The whole werewolf thing had made you a little jumpy as the full moon approached.

The growl came again, much closer, much deeper, and much more terrifying. You whirled around to see something large and full of fur turning the corner of a house across the street, disappearing into the dark side yard. You could still hear the crunching of the lava rocks underneath its feet. Looking both ways, you darted across the street.

‘This is a really bad idea’ part of you screamed as you attempted to sneak across the lava rocks of your neighbor’s yard, which seemed to be an impossible feat. Another part of you screamed at the thrill and adrenaline that ran through you at the thought of possibly seeing a werewolf up close and in real life.

Then you thought about that and stopped at the corner.

A werewolf. Real thing. Wolves themselves were terrifying enough to see in real life but a werewolf? You didn’t know anything about them beyond media and what little McCree had told you when he was around. You pressed into the corner of the house and took in a deep breath.

You moved to turn back.

Something large and warm and snarling slammed into your side. You slid across the lava rocks and tumbled into the street. When you looked up, the large, lumbering wolf in question was hunkering down, teeth bared in a snarl.

Nope. This was a really bad idea.

Werewolf McCree was going to kill you.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm a fanfic writer, and recently I've been wanting to write smut. I'm not 18 yet, but I think I'm mature enough to write sexual fanfiction. However, I'm worried about getting in trouble. In the US there isn't a law against underage people writing sexual fiction, but I'm still a little worried. I was wondering if you had any advice?

if youre like 17, I really wouldnt worry about it. theres no law against it, im sure there are tons of other people your age that write it. nobody is gonna come busting through your door and be like HOW DARE YOU WRITE THE SEX. they have much bigger fish to fry, I’m sure.

however, if youre younger than that, I do feel a little uncomfortable being like “GO FORTH AND WRITE A BUNCH OF SEX.” haha. so in that case, I dont encourage it. again, nobody is gonna come busting through your door, but I still don’t encourage it, just cause its not appropriate.

I didn’t start writing it until right after I turned 19, personally. 

I hope this helps at least somewhat!