keeping the important things in mind

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for writing from a child's perspective?

Kids are not sweet little dolls - they are honest, which can be both adorable or (often unknowingly) hurtful. Kids are not stupid - they are ignorant (it’s not the same thing, and it’s not their fault). Kids are not fragile - they are irrational, largely due to a lack of emotional maturity and perspective of the world. Those are important things to keep in mind while writing youngsters. You were a kid once - tap into those memories.

Last thing: remember that kids stop speaking like toddlers once they’re, well, not toddlers anymore. I see lots of newbie writers putting words like “doggie go ruff ruff?” in the mouths of seven year olds. Come on. A first grader can form a complete sentence. 

i’m gonna drop an art tip here

i think an important thing to learn, especially if you start out with drawing anime, is that faces don’t necessarily have to narrow from top to bottom

i like to think of wide top, wide middle, wide bottom, and rectangle-like as the 4 main face shapes

what you should keep in mind about them:

  • you’re only halfway done: the jawlines, the width-length ratio, the amount of fat in the cheeks, the intensity or subtlety of the face’s curves are all important components you still have to decide on after choosing the shape itself
  • none of these shapes are exclusively feminine or masculine, don’t hesitate drawing them on any gender
  • most people in real life have some variation of the wide middle type
  • if you are trying to draw real people, getting the shape of their face down is the first step
  • i’ve seen tutorials say the shape of the face can tell a lot of the character’s personality - you don’t necessarily have to live by that rule. as long as you aren’t unrealistically drastic about their proportions, their face shape determines their inner qualities as much as it would in real life (not at all)
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New YouTube Video!! I wanted to share some things I thought were important to keep in mind this time of year!! Hope you all enjoy!!

Self Love masterpost for witches

❤ Bath Spells:

ROMANCE MYSELF BATH SPELL - For showing yourself love, care and romance.

SOOTHING BATH SPELL - For calming stresses and anxiety.

LOVEY DOVEY BATH - To draw romantic vibes and fall more in love with yourself.

SELF LOVE BATH - It is important to remember that you are loved.

PEACE BATH SPELL - Turn worrisome thoughts into a peaceful mind.

❤ Simple Spells: 

SELF LOVE SPELL - For realisation of worth.

SELF LOVE AND HEALING SPELL BOTTLE - Heal your heart and make more room for self love to grow.

TO LET YOURSELF LOVE AND BE LOVED - Allow love.

A SPELL TO ALLEVIATE SELF HATRED - Get rid of self-hate.

SPELL FOR EMOTIONAL HEALING AND MOVING FORWARD -  Let go of things that are keeping you fro self love and care.

❤ Banishing Negativity:

SELF LOVE / BANISH NEGATIVITY SPELL - End negative thoughts about yourself.

BANISH NEGATIVE ENERGY SPELL - Send away negativity that is interrupting your self-love.

❤ Glamour Spells:

I AM RADIANT - Boost self love and confidence.

CONFIDENCE AND BEAUTY SPELL  - Feel good about yourself!

FOUNDATION BEAUTY SPELL -  Increase self-esteem and confidence, and let your true inner beauty shine through.

CONFIDENCE MIRROR SPELL - See your beauty and worth when you look at yourself.

❤  Battles/Jars/Sachets:

SELF LOVE SACHET - Long term self love keepsake.

SELF LOVE JAR - Ritual and keepsake.

“SELF LOVE” SPELL JAR - I am lovely, I am divine, I am kind.

Treat yourself how you’d treat a puppy: go outside at least twice a day, and don’t forget to feed regularly. Keep a supply of water on hand. Compliment appearance regularly (bc you’re super cute). Be above all kind to yourself– if you’re nice to puppies, you can be nice to you.

PSA

If you and I planned ships and plots, and you suddenly went AWOL or on hiatus out of the blue, I WILL NOT ABANDON OUR SHIPS AND PLOTS. 

I repeat I WILL NOT ABANDON OUR SHIPS AND PLOTS. 

I understand that you have a life outside, and that, there are things in life that would get in the way. I won’t be the type of RP partner who will abandon a partner. When you come back, rest assured that you’ll have something to return to. 

1. Take a clipboard to school.
You have to be prepared to do homework ANYWHERE at ANYTIME. Carry it in your hand with some paper and your homework clipped onto it and get work done whenever you can. Don’t keep the clipboard in your bag.

2. USE YOUR PLANNER EVERY DAY.
Keeping track of assignments and important dates helps clear your mind. You don’t have to worry about remembering everything because all of it is written down. If you have a lot going on at once, start a bullet journal. If you can, divide your planner into sections based on different activities. For example, my bullet journal has 4 major sections: school work, extracurricular activities, community service, and general life issues. This creates order in the midst of chaos and also enforces the idea of taking everything one at a time. Your planner shouldn’t overwhelm you.

3. Get the biggest calendar you can find and hang it on the wall.
The purpose of the calendar is to allow you to establish a general time frame for everything you need to do. PLAN AHEAD. Make sure EVERYTHING is on that calendar. Being overwhelmed by your planner is bad because it leads to a stressful day; your calendar takes on the role of allowing you to see the big picture. Having everything written down on a calendar creates a sense of urgency that’ll decrease the likelihood or duration of procrastination.

4. If you’re taking multiple AP classes, dedicate at least one day of the week to each subject.
I had 7 AP’s so I studied a different subject each day. For example, every Monday was Macroeconomics day. I took my econ review book to school on Mondays and studied whenever I had some extra time. Start doing this 3 or 4 months before the exams in May to avoid cramming and excessive stress.

5. Sleep whenever you can but avoid sleeping on the way home from school.
If you enter your home feeling sleepy the bed is going to be extra enticing.

6. If you NEED to pull an all-nighter (try to avoid them), drink a cup of straight up black coffee (no sugar) and take a 20 minute nap.
It takes some time for the caffeine to kick in so you might as well get some sleep. You’ll eventually get used to the bitterness.

7. Sometimes you need to skip school but don’t skip unless you absolutely have to.
If you do, you better not sleep in! Wake up normally and get to work ASAP. Do the makeup work and turn it in the next day, even if you don’t have to.

8. Study smarter, not harder.
Figure out which study methods work for you. Note-taking is time-consuming so try to find alternatives. You don’t have to make everything aesthetically pleasing to post it on tumblr. In fact, if you’re compelled to take pretty notes just to post it on tumblr, LEAVE NOW. DO NOT WASTE TIME.

9. Do homework for the learning experience instead of the grade.
Don’t copy work from your friends. If you use homework as a study resource, you won’t have to worry about long review sessions before a test. I have never studied for a Spanish test but the lowest score I’ve ever gotten on one is a 93. How? I did my homework.  

10. STOP TRYING TO BE PERFECT. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
Perfection = waste of time. Don’t spend 10 hours writing an essay if you know you can get the same grade by only spending 2. I used to believe that the most important thing was being proud of everything you put your name on but none of that matters when you haven’t slept in 48 hours.

11. Complete the difficult tasks first.
One of the many reasons people procrastinate is to avoid difficult tasks. If you save the hardest assignment for last, you’re more vulnerable to wasting time.

12. This one is very bad because it involves lying but it saved my grade a couple of times: ALWAYS turn in your homework.
Why? Rarely missing an assignment gives you a good reputation and teachers tend to trust hardworking students. If you ever forget to do an assignment and you’re known to be a good student, your teacher is more likely to believe your excuse. Or, if you really left it at home, he/she/they might give you an extra day.

13. GOOGLE DRIVE IS YOUR BEST FRIEND.
Can’t turn in your essay because you told yourself you’d print it in the morning and forgot? No worries! It’s in google drive! Need a past assignment for reference but have the copy at home? No worries! It’s in google drive!

14. Your study space significantly impacts productivity. Organize your room/space to maximize concentration/productivity.

15. MOST IMPORTANTLY, give yourself some time off.
If you don’t, you’ll eventually burn out and nothing will be able to motivate you again. I like to go watch a movie alone once in a while because it clears my mind for 2 hours. Being constantly bombarded with due dates can lead to massive anxiety issues. And guess what? You can’t get anything done if you’re having multiple panic attacks or if you’re in bed all day because you’re depressed. Take care of yourself. School can wait but your physical and mental health can’t.

“What to do when you have too much to do”
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1. Write it down
I have a whiteboard where I write everything down. Not only what events are coming up, but also my todo for the day. You can also use a planner or whatever you want to use.

2. Clean up
A clean room is a clean mind! The best thing to do at the end of the day is clean up your room. Not only do you sleep better in a cleaned up room, the process itself always helps me to clean up my mind too!

3. Tea
Tea. Tea is always the answer.

4. Here and now 
If there is one question that has opened my eyes on the subject of overthinking, it has to be “what can you do about it NOW” it means that it is no use to keep thinking and worrying about something you can’t do anything about at that moment anyway.

5. Meditation and sleep
The most important thing in stressful times is to stay calm. Meditation really helped me. I would really to recommend the app “Stop, Breath & Think”. (My friend @zolderraam brought it to my attention) It’s a meditation app which is perfect for people like me who aren’t very experienced with meditation yet. It also looks really pretty. It is free and you get a list of 16 tracks. You can also buy other tracks to support the makers! You can also fill in how you feel and it will recommend certain tracks!
When I can’t sleep I always listen to this YouTube video, it always works for me.

I hope these 5 tips were useful to you and good luck getting done what you need to get done!

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes
—  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Here are a few things you should know before you get all surly and enraged when Taeyeon, or any other SNSD member for that matter, is mistreated:

1. SM Entertainment doesn’t care. It is of extreme importance that you acknowledge that. The only reason they promote the girls (rather poorly in most occasions) is because all of them, as well as the SNSD brand, are diamond mines. SM. Doesn’t. Care. About. Them. At this point, no matter how awful this sounds, you should be praying to every single possibly existent deity that they all end their contracts in 2017.

P.s.: For those who blame Lee Soo Man for everything bad that happens to SoShi: Hello, this is late 2016. LSM hasn’t been SM’s CEO for years now. The girls love him. He loves the girls. The current CEO is called Kim Young Min and, when it comes to his work with SNSD, I would frankly say it is fair to call him the Korean version of Hitler. Or Trump. Suit yourself.

2. Korea is extremely sexist. Boy groups are always prioritized over girl groups, even though the boy group market has been decaying a bit. You shouldn’t be surprised if Taeyeon got to sing only one song at MAMA, for example, while the boy groups got to sing 2 or 3. This is how things work there.

3. AWARD SHOWS. ARE NEVER. EVER. EVER. RELIABLE. No matter which award show we are talking about. 

4. The Korean entertainment industry is dirty. Extremely. Nothing is what it seems to be.

5. It hurts to acknowledge this, but SNSD hasn’t been in their prime for a while now. They are not going to receive the same treatment they did back in 2009 or 2011. It’s terrible, hurtful to see them be nearly disregarded sometimes, but unfortunately, that’s the reality of the entertainment industry—especially in Korea. 

6. Quit being so mad over trivial matters and enjoy your remaining time with the girls. We don’t know if they’re going to renew their contracts. We don’t if all of them will sign with a different company. We don’t know which path each of them will take, should SNSD disband next year, which means we don’t know if, from now on, we’ll be seeing them as much as we do now. Sort your priorities. Love them. Don’t indulge in bad feelings when all they want is to make us happy. Support their albums, their projects, their personal choices, and sincerely appreciate their every effort. That’s all they need. And all we need should only be just having them

Originally posted by girl-groups

henrik quit his job as a barista & his friend confirmed he will be on s4. this could mean several things:
1. he had to quit to make time to film bc hes s4 main. (i REALLY HOPE !!!!)
2. he had to quit bc he is just a normal guy who now keeps on getting harassed at work.
3. maybe a combination of both.
4. he quit for reasons unknown

either way, we need to keep in mind that the skam actors are just normal people and henrik’s safety and privacy will always be more important than a fictional character being the main character of season 4.

He’s a good boy.

They don’t make a big deal out of bringing Chase home. It doesn’t sit too well with Kent, as one of the sports world’s biggest animal lovers. But he knows how the general public reacts to something like this, and he needs some time to get adjusted before having to answer questions about his new service dog.

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THE FIVE YEAR RULE.

WHENEVER YOU’RE IN ANY TYPE
OF SITUATION, GOOD OR BAD,
ASK YOURSELF THIS QUESTION:
IS THIS PERSON OR EVENT GOING
TO MATTER IN FIVE YEARS?
SAY IT’S A FAMILY MEMBER’S
WEDDING WHO REALLY MEANS
SOMETHING TO YOU THEN
YOU SHOULD OBVIOUSLY GO
TO THAT EVENT BECAUSE
IN FIVE YEARS TIME YOU
WILL SAY TO YOURSELF
“I SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THAT”.
IF SOMEONE IS GIVING YOU
A HARD TIME AND THEY’RE
NOT THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU
THEN JUST LET IT GO. IT’S NOT
GOING TO AFFECT YOU AS MUCH AS
YOU THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY.
IT WILL FEEL BETTER TO GET AWAY
FROM THAT TYPE OF NEGATIVITY
AND JUST CONCENTRATE ON
THE POSITIVITY. ALTHOUGH IT
SOUNDS REALLY SIMPLE, IT CAN
BE HARD THING TO KEEP IN
MIND AND DO. AT THE END OF
THE DAY IT’S HELPED ME TO
LET GO OF ALL THE PETTY THINGS
THAT DON’T REALLY MATTER TO ME
AND JUST MADE ME PAY ATTENTION
TO THE IMPORTANT THINGS
AND THE PEOPLE THAT I LOVE.
IT HELP ME FIND SO MUCH
MORE HAPPINESS IN MY LIFE.

I HOPE IT HELPS YOU TOO.

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, "You can have ambition, but not too much, you should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I’m expected to aspire to marriag, I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage And we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men, we teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.“

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“Drogo, I am fine.” You said from your resting position on the furs of your bed, “There is no need to worry, the heat simply got to me.”

He simply grunted in reply and continued arranging the blankets around you.  

“You stay here.” he said gruffly after he deemed you comfortable enough to his standards. 

You sighed, slightly annoyed. He heard you and gave you a pointed look. Your annoyance didn’t waver and you settled further into the fur pile. 

“I only wish for you to be safe, moon of my life.” He said, nudging your chin to look up at him. “You, and our child are the most important things in my life.” 

You could see the urgency in his eyes, and knew that he meant well. 

“If it will set your mind at ease, than I shall stay here. But I am still your Khaleesi, helping to keep our people safe.” 

He gave a relieved smile and nodded, “Of course.” 

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Week 8/14 |  spread of the week starring yuri from yuri!!! on ice, kei tsukkishima from haikyuu!! (because ep4 of season 3 was awesome). 

People sometimes ask me why I’d invest so much time in my bujo instead of doing something “useful”. But I don’t want to be productive the whole day anymore, I won’t aim for perfection or for other people’s absolution anymore. Bujo-ing is life :D
Do what you love to do and keep your mind healthy
. Grades are not the most important thing in life, you’re not the sum of your achievements. 

p.s. for the bujo-newbies: bullet journaling doesn’t require a lot of time but can help you using an amount of time for doing one task by another and will give you a more relaxing feeling of “yeah, I got this.” ;)

So I know a lot of people aren’t super excited about the idea of Clarke and Abby talking about how Clarke loved Lexa, so, for your consideration, here’s a couple of reasons I’m actually really excited to see that:

1. I am SO HERE FOR some long overdue Clarke and Abby conversational downtime. Like. More than I can express.

2. Clarke loved Lexa and I’m glad she gets to talk about that with someone.

3. I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO SHOW POSITIVE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PARENTS AND THEIR QUEER CHILDREN THAT VALIDATE THEIR CHILDREN’S QUEER RELATIONSHIPS. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THAT SHOWN ON SCREEN EVER. Also on my s4 wishlist is Papa Miller telling Miller how cute he and Bryan are.

Anyway, the point is, I respect people’s right to be salty about it but keep in mind this kind of thing is super important to some people and that kind of conversation in no way has any bearing whatsoever on bellarke.

Hey, Anon!
Well, actually I have quite a few thoughts ahaha
But please do keep this one very important thing in mind: *I have not read the series yet*
That being said, my thoughts are of course rather vague, and have more to do with my views surrounding discourse and what I already know about the series from everyone else.

I am… not particularly shocked at the amount of discourse on Tumblr surrounding this series and its content. That being said, I do personally think it’s positively ridiculous that people go into a series called “Killing Stalking” and then… get surprised when there’s like. Actual Killing and Stalking and disturbing subject matter. For real. I’m not sure what you expect from a series with that title other than content that has to do with said title?

I personally think that the psychological horror genre is a very important one. By nature, it deals with disturbing themes. You are *supposed* to be disturbed by it. It is not *supposed* to be a depiction of healthy, happy, good things. It is not a new genre, and there are psychological horror stories dating back pretty much to the origin of creative written works. The genre allows people to explore disturbing and horrific topics in a fictional setting without inflicting purposeful harm on a real life target. Inherently, it is generally harmless.

If the history surrounding humanity suggests anything, it’s that a good deal of people are by default, fascinated by fucked up shit. There’s really no other way to put it honestly. It doesn’t mean that the people who want to read such things are horrible people or that they want to carry out reinactments of the fiction they read. It’s simply a common part of human curiosity to want to look in at a disturbing tale from the outside, where you aren’t actively participating in any of the events.

The overwhelming majority of people would never even dream of committing crimes like the ones they read in disturbing stories. The matters that are written about hardly EVER reflect things that even the author actually wants to do in real life. It’s simply a work of fiction from the author’s immagination. On top of this, it’s common for the author to use the genre’s characteristics to send an overall meaningful message to the audience. This message could have to do with the author’s past experiences, a political statement, a moral,ì or something similar that they have decided to incorperate into a work of fiction.

Saying that psychological horror drives or forces the people exposed to the content in the stories they read to commit acts like the ones they see in said material is absolutely false. Yes, there have been instances where crimes have been inspired by fictional stories. That is not up for debate. However, the portion of people that go on to commit these crime is minuscule. This does not excuse what they’ve done, but it needs to be brought to attention the sheer magnitude of things (hint: you’d be close to pretty much everything in existence, as everyone finds something “problematic”) that you would have to ban if you are saying that all problematic material goes on to force people to carry out problematic acts, and therefore should not exist.

When it comes to the fact that the two main characters in KS happen to be gay men, honestly, and I cannot stress this enough, this does not make it homophobic. Having a depiction of extremely unhealthy circumstances between two characters that happen to be gay is not homophobia. Despite what seems to be a widespread misconception, there are in fact abusive LGBT+ relationships in real life, just as there are abusive straight ones. This is an unfortunate fact, and not bringing attention to this usually causes more harm than not. I honestly can’t even count the number of times I have heard of people in LGBT+ relationships that are abusive and not know how to get out or can’t even recognise that they are a victim of abuse due to the extreme lack of depiction of unhealthy LGBT+ relationships in media. When it comes to personal experience in this area, I am a gay man and have unfortunately experienced the first circumstance I mentioned, not knowing how to get out of an abusive relationship, so please keep that in mind before you tell me that I have no place saying these words.

Having an abusive relationship in fiction is not the same as romanticising it. From what I can tell, KS doesn’t romanticise anything. Nothing is presented as ideal, nor is anything sugarcoated. It seems to be the parts of the fandom that are too young to even be reading the series doing the romaticisation all by themselves. Unfortunately, there is no definite way to stop this. It has been going on in fandoms for as long as I can remember, but if you want to do your part, I would suggest perhaps just avoiding underage readers so you don’t encourage them more.

Simply put:
If you have difficulties distinguishing fiction from reality and you are afraid you may do something as a result of what you read, it’s not for you. Don’t read it.
If you don’t think that you can handle the subject matter touched on in a series, it’s not for you. Don’t read it.
If the subject content does not agree with you, it’s not for you. Don’t read it.
If you find certain material to be personally offensive, it’s not for you. Don’t read it.
If you are too young to be reading explicit material, it’s not for you. Don’t read it.
If you are triggered by the content, it’s not for you. Please don’t read it.
It is your responsibilty to insure that you protect yourself from content you don’t like for whatever reason. There are many tools and methods you can implement to do this such as using a blacklisting system, unfollowing people, and even just simply avoiding the content. There is no need to make callout post after callout post, calling something problematic when pretty much everyone that is reading it already acknowledges that and does not try to dismiss that. When something is not actually hurting anyone in real life, you don’t have a place in saying what people can or cannot read. If you think that someone is legitimately in danger or may put others in danger due to fictional influence, please contact someone who can actually help. (FYI, callout posts on Tumblr is *not* the way to do this.)

Writing something problematic doesn’t make you problematic.
Reading something problematic doesn’t make you problematic.
Writing something that depicts abuse doesn’t make you problematic.
Reading something that depicts abuse doesn’t make you problematic.
Distancing yourself from things that you do not like for whatever reason is encouraged.
You are not necessarily condoning problematic acts by reading or writing about them.
It’s called “Killing Stalking” not “Pride and Prejudice”.

The Ring: Part 1

Prompt: Pregnant batmom gets kidnapped by Talia and the whole bat family has to save her but batmom goes into labor

Words: 600


          You’re doing your best to keep your anger under control. The doctor said that it’s important to keep calm this late in the pregnancy. In these conditions, however, you’re certain that the doctor would understand. Being kidnapped, by your husband’s ex-lover, and mother of your youngest child, doesn’t exactly equate to a serene, calm attitude.

          Honestly, you’d been minding your own business, eating a sugar free cookie or two, when the windows had exploded, and a hand had wrapped around your mouth. The next thing you know you were trapped in the mountains, and surrounded by assassins.

          You do your best to calm your breathing, and your hand goes automatically to your protruding belly. You’ve never been this big in your life, the baby is constantly on your bladder, and yet you can’t help but hope that the baby stays in a bit longer.

          Bruce had been so excited about this whole thing. From the time you had found out you were pregnant, he had been one-hundred percent involved with the pregnancy. He had made it to every doctor’s appointment, and even talked to the baby at night before bed. He’d even gone as far as to run labor drills, so that there was a smooth and easy plan to follow when you went into labor.

          All of the boys were excited as well. Despite all the children that had come through the manor, and all of the kids you and Bruce had taken in, there had never been a baby. Dick had forced all the boys to sit through a baby class. Damian had painted these block letters, that spelled out the baby’s name, Jason and Tim had assembled the furniture, and all of the boys, and Bruce had painted and set up the nursery. They were all just so cute!

          The creaking of the cell door, draws you out of your thoughts, and your eyes narrow on the woman standing there. “Talia,” You greet. She doesn’t say anything, just stares at you. “Take a picture, it’ll last longer.”

          Talia just crosses her arms, a smirk playing on her lips, “So, the mouse has a mouth.”

          You smirk right back, hold up your left hand and say, “The mouse also has the ring.”

          The grinding of teeth, meets your ears, and yet, you can’t bring yourself to be afraid. For some reason, the ruthless killer in front of you, doesn’t scare you.

          The sharp pain in your stomach however, does scare you. You wince as it hits you again, and look down. The blanket covering you is stained red, and some part of your brain can’t comprehend what’s going on. Suddenly Talia is beside you lowering your back on the bed. “You’re hemorrhaging,” she explains.

          You hear her but you can’t understand, you’re more than bit light headed. You’re only seven months along. All of a sudden a mask is covering your face, and there’s an influx of bright lights, as more people gather around you. In the background you can hear Bruce. He’s yelling something, but you can’t make it out. Jason’s face appears in your line of sight and you try to smile at him. You try to reach out and grasp his arm, but you can’t move.

          You hear something about drugs being in your system, and having to deliver now, and the last thing you see is Bruce’s face out of the corner of your eye. You think you called him, but you’re not a hundred percent sure. The last thing you hear as you fade from consciousness is the cry of your baby.