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10 Signs You’re an Introvert

1. You find small talk incredibly cumbersome.

Introverts are notoriously small talk-phobic, as they find idle chatter to be a source of anxiety, or at least annoyance. For many quiet types, chitchat can feel disingenuous.

“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people,” Laurie Helgoe writes in “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.” “We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.”

2. You go to parties -– but not to meet people.

If you’re an introvert, you may sometimes enjoy going to parties, but chances are, you’re not going because you’re excited to meet new people. At a party, most introverts would rather spend time with people they already know and feel comfortable around. If you happen to meet a new person that you connect with, great — but meeting people is rarely the goal.

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Sam and Laurie #12

Ooo thanks! (would be the right time to admit they’re one of my favourite ships right now ♥)


“Don’t come near me or I swear I’ll kill you.”

This landlord girl was absolutely impossible to get along with. Basically, it wasn’t that difficult to get on Sam’s blacklist, however she definitely jumped on the very top of it since their first meeting, overtaking even Summer - his sister, who, as Sam claimed himself, “always lectured me on every matter since we were kids and was just unbearable. She makes me cringe!”. 

Laurie Danton was so much worse. What kind of a landlord was she even? Once Sam directly ordered her to install karaoke system in his room and she called him a lot of words in return, dumbass being the most gentle one - though she definitely should’ve known Sam couldn’t live without karaoke. Gross! “Ewww, I’d prefer not talk about this either. I told her that I’ll write a complaint letter to her employer so she’ll be fired as soon as possible. Now, can we finally change the topic? Go back to Summer, for example. She was actually fun to talk about. I’m taking back what I said before.”

He heard her talk to Jared a few times and sound quite upset about something. “Oh, like I care. She deserves for karma to hit her in the ass. Eavesdropping? No! I just heard everything, okay? The walls in this house are too thin, and it isn’t my fault.”

The next few times after these talks, he heard her cry. “Was she fired? Oh dear. I’m serious, she totally deserved this for not fulfilling her working responsibilities properly and not ensuring my comfort. That’s all you wanted to hear? Go away.”

“Come on, Laurie. What’s up?” he always had problems with starting conversation without it being awkward.

“None of your business,” she hissed, wiping the tears. “Fuck off.”

“Is it about work? Or something to do with your precious boyfriend leaving without a trace? What a shame.” he just couldn’t hold his tongue.

“You fucker,” she glared at him, stepping back. “You have no compassion in you, you’ll never understand. The only thing you can is make fun of people.”

“Laurie, wait, I didn’t mean to…”

“Don’t you come near me again or I swear I’ll kill you.” she slammed the door and left, leaving Sam alone with his thoughts.

He buried his face in his hands, feeling like his heart is dropping. Sometimes he hated himself, and stupid things that came out of his mouth every time he really felt for someone. “Oh please! All I feel for her is hate. I hate Laurie. I hate her so much, I’m literally going crazy every day thinking how much I hate her. I really wish I could tell her about the depth of my hate, and how she’s #1 on my blacklist, but she won’t listen and it’s killing me, because there’s no other person I’d ever hate as much as her.”

10 Signs You’re an Introvert

1. You find small talk incredibly cumbersome.

Introverts are notoriously small talk-phobic, as they find idle chatter to be a source of anxiety, or at least annoyance. For many quiet types, chitchat can feel disingenuous.

“Let’s clear one thing up: Introverts do not hate small talk because we dislike people,” Laurie Helgoe writes in “Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength.” “We hate small talk because we hate the barrier it creates between people.”

2. You go to parties -– but not to meet people.

If you’re an introvert, you may sometimes enjoy going to parties, but chances are, you’re not going because you’re excited to meet new people. At a party, most introverts would rather spend time with people they already know and feel comfortable around. If you happen to meet a new person that you connect with, great — but meeting people is rarely the goal.

3. You often feel alone in a crowd.

Ever feel like an outsider in the middle of social gatherings and group activities, even with people you know?

“If you tend to find yourself feeling alone in a crowd, you might be an introvert,” says Dembling. “We might let friends or activities pick us, rather than extending our own invitations.”

4. Networking makes you feel like a phony.

Networking (read: small-talk with the end goal of advancing your career) can feel particularly disingenuous for introverts, who crave authenticity in their interactions.

“Networking is stressful if we do it in the ways that are stressful to us,” Dembling says, advising introverts to network in small, intimate groups rather than at large mixers.

5. You’ve been called “too intense.”

Do you have a penchant for philosophical conversations and a love of thought-provoking books and movies? If so, you’re a textbook introvert.

“Introverts like to jump into the deep end,” says Dembling.

6. You’re easily distracted.

While extroverts tend to get bored easily when they don’t have enough to do, introverts have the opposite problem — they get easily distracted and overwhelmed in environments with an excess of stimulation.

“Extroverts are commonly found to be more easily bored than introverts on monotonous tasks, probably because they require and thrive on high levels of stimulation,” Clark University researchers wrote in a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. “In contrast, introverts are more easily distracted than extroverts and, hence, prefer relatively unstimulating environments.”

7. Downtime doesn’t feel unproductive to you.

One of the most fundamental characteristics of introverts is that they need time alone to recharge their batteries. Whereas an extrovert might get bored or antsy spending a day at home alone with tea and a stack of magazines, this sort of down time feels necessary and satisfying to an introvert.

8. Giving a talk in front of 500 people is less stressful than having to mingle with those people afterwards.

Introverts can be excellent leaders and public speakers — and although they’re stereotyped as being the shrinking violet, they don’t necessarily shy away from the spotlight. Performers like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera and Emma Watson all identify as introverts, and an estimated 40 percent of CEOs have introverted personalities. Instead, an introvert might struggle more with meeting and greeting large groups of people on an individual basis.

9. When you get on the subway, you sit at the end of the bench -– not in the middle.

Whenever possible, introverts tend to avoid being surrounded by people on all sides.

“We’re likely to sit in places where we can get away when we’re ready to — easily,” says Dembling. “When I go to the theater, I want the aisle seat or the back seat.”

10. You start to shut down after you’ve been active for too long.

Do you start to get tired and unresponsive after you’ve been out and about for too long? It’s likely because you’re trying to conserve energy. Everything introverts do in the outside world causes them to expend energy, after which they’ll need to go back and replenish their stores in a quiet environment, says Dembling. Short of a quiet place to go, many introverts will resort to zoning out.

source - Huffington Post

If you don’t like Wincest, STAY OUT OF THE WINCEST TAG!

WHAT IS SO FUCKING HARD ABOUT THIS???

GO BOTHER THE GAME OF THRONES FANDOM WHERE 2 SIBLINGS FUCKING EACH OTHER IS CANON.

You can spend your whole life being a story that happens to somebody else. You can twist and cram and shave down every aspect of your personality that doesn’t quite fit into the story boys have grown up expecting, but eventually, one day, you’ll wake up and want something else, and you’ll have to choose.
Because the other thing about stories is that they end. The book closes, and you’re left with yourself, a grown fucking woman with no more pieces of cultural detritus from which to construct a personality. I tried and failed to be a character in a story somebody else had written for me. What concerns me now is the creation of new narratives, the opening of space in the collective imagination for women who have not been permitted such space before, for women who don’t exist to please, to delight, to attract men, for women who have more on our minds. Writing is a different kind of magic, and everyone knows what happens to women who do their own magic - but it’s a risk you have to take.
—  Laurie Penny

You know what pisses me off?? The fact that the rape is all about Monde. They just used that as an opportunity to separate Frary and to start this disgusting love triangle.

I really think that the writers were in the writing room, someone said “Okay guys, it’s been a long time - it’s time to involve another person in Frary’s relationship! We NEED to hook her up with Conde somehow” Then some sick ass minded person (i guess Laurie) suggested: “Oh, oh guys i know - LET’S GET HER RAPED” and the other writers were like “OH MY GOD LAURIE, BRAVO, YOUR WRITING SKILLS ARE OUTSTANDING!!1!1” 

You know what was the right thing to do? (well they shouldn’t have raped her in the first place) Francis should have been there with her while she was healing, her ladies should have been there to support her, or even Bash bc although they no longer have romantic feelings towards each other, she is still someone important to him ? But no, some fucking arrogant Bourbon guy that came from literally nowhere, named Louis, had to take advantage of her emotional state and pursue her while Mary was blaming Francis, the-guy-that-literally-has-done-the-impossible-so-she-can-be-happy, for every damn thing.
  
They basically raped their main “independent” female lead so they can promote adultery. Good job, Reign. *slow clapping*

Actors and non-actors alike are needed for a read through via google hangout for “Stonebarrow Killings” (working title), a screenplay by tumblr users chrpines and toddandrson.

SLASHER | COMEDY

SUMMARY:
Nothing ever happens in the boring town of Stonebarrow, Ohio. That is until quiet teenager Hugh Browning starts going out with the mysterious and ominous David Trembley. What will Hugh do when he finds out his new boyfriend is behind the recent murders in town? Is Hugh’s own life in danger?

CHARACTERS

  • David Trembley: 17/18. Attractive Stonebarrow High senior with an edge for murder. A well liked and popular bad boy.
  • Hugh Browning: 17/18. Low key and innocent. Easily manipulated into murdering innocent people by his hunky new boyfriend.
  • Laurie Chambers: 17/18. Writes for the school paper, goes to church every Sunday, pretty, sassy.
  • Max Thompson: 17/18. Hugh’s cool and overprotective best friend. They are nonbinary.
  • Brian Ripley: 17/18. Stoner. Best friends with everyone.
  • Jonathan Shitzke: 30s-40s. Stonebarrow High’s English teacher. He hates every teenager he teaches.
  • Ms Browning: 40s-50s. Hugh’s mother. She’s clueless towards everything, especially Hugh.
  • Mr Trembley: 40s-50s. David’s traditional father. A hypocrite who thinks he knows everything about politics.
  • Mrs Trembley: 40s-50s: David’s mother. Very stereotypical 50s housewife. Loves her family.
  • Sally Trembley: 6. David’s younger sister. A total brat.
  • Girls: 17. Prissy popular girls. 2 of them.
  • Stoner friends: 17. Brian’s inner circle.
  • Movie Theatre Guy Who is an Awkward Teenager: 15. Works at a movie theatre. Is awkward.
  • Mr Chambers: 40s-50s. Laurie’s father.
  • Mrs Chambers: 40s-50s. Laurie’s mother.
  • Waiter: Teens-20s. The roller skating waiter at the diner.
  • Obnoxious Blonde News Lady on TV: 20s-50s. Reports on TV what’s going on around Stonebarrow. There usually isn’t much.

Looking for some people to take on multiple roles for minor characters. Only basic acting skills required as this is mainly for the writers to find flaws and hear the words being spoken out loud. If you want to participate but aren’t comfortable playing a part, someone will also be needed to read out any descriptions.

To participate:

Will need between 8-18 people. Note that age and so forth doesn’t matter one bit. We will be letting you know who you will be reading for on February, Sunday 15th and at that point you will receive a document containing the script. We plan to hold the read through on February 22nd at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

Any questions please ask!!

(Warning for some language, violence, abusive relationships)