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My kid does 13K in damage to studio equip, we handle it like lunatics.

[Part 1]

Some background:

I’m an audio engineer and score arranger full time in my self-owned business. It’s how I provide for myself, my fiancée (also CF), and my mother. I record, mix, and master for bands, voice-overs for local commercials, and write music for people’s weddings, college films, indie games, etc.. It was my passion since I was a child and every day I ask myself why I get paid to do what I do.

You know, until today.

I had a woman schedule to come in because she wanted me to record her monologue for an acting class. I thought it was going to be easy enough. I set up a mic and a music stand in the sound booth and got my workstation prepped for tracking. She was supposed to show up at 3:30, so when 4:00 came around, I called her to ask her if she was still coming. It was my last contract for the day and I was wanting to get home to my fiancée, dogs, and dinner.

“Oh, sorry sweetie, I’m going to be there soon. I just had to get my son from ex-boyfriend.”

Uh oh.

4:12, she showed up with her child.

To preface, I’ve never really wanted kids, and don’t really hate them either. But I’ve been childfree of mind for a decade now in league of several bad child experiences in public.

Anyway, I sat her down at the conference table and tried to talk to her about the contract and billing, etc., and just couldn’t because of the six-years-old pile of ovary droppings next to her.

“Mommy it’s cold in here.” “Mommy, I’m bored.” “Mommy, that guy has girl hair.” “Mommy, I want to play on the phone.”

The incessant whining went on for the entirety of the discussion. She did nothing about it. I had an ache in my stomach that this might be a rough session.

I was right.

I showed her to the sound booth, positioned the mic at face level, told her the basics of mic use, and then she floored me with a question.

“Can my son stay in there with you while I do this?” I insisted that he wait in the conference room (across the hall from the control room) because the control room wasn’t a very kid-friendly place considering the 120K of equipment at arms reach.

“But he’s a little angel.”

I shouldn’t have taken her word for it. I SHOULD NOT have taken her word for it. This kid was ANYTHING but. I let him in, told him to sit in one of the office chairs and don’t touch anything. Needless to say, he touched. I queued the recording arm and signaled her to start. She got three lines into her take before I hear a deafening screech and crash.

That little shit machine had just knocked over a $4,000 Korg into a rack with $9,500 of equipment. Completely shattered the touchscreen on the Korg, busted the dials off of half of the effects, and totaled my distressor that I use for almost all the vocals I track.

All of this, by the way, was the room’s length apart from where I told the crotch goblin to stay.

The kid, because of the loud noise, started full-lung screaming. Not crying. Not yelling. Screaming.

The mother, with no hesitation, ran over to the control room and DEMANDED to know what I did to her child. She cussed at me and accused me of hurting her little snot monster. Threatened to sue and even swung at me. When I told her that her precious angel had just racked up at least twelve grand of damages, she said “good”, spit on me, then stormed out, slamming every door on the way. So I pulled the security camera footage and had filed a police report. Grand total: $13,504.25. I also mailed her the bill for her session for good measure.

Of six years in the studio, this is my only truly terrible experience. Fuck mombies. Fuck having children. Thanks for making my vasectomy decision that much easier on me.

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Little Moments to Imagine Your OTP in

•Late night shopping trips in nearly abandoned stores to buy ridiculous things
•Flopping down on their hotel bed after a long day of traveling
•Laying in the grass while watching the clouds slowly drift by
•Sitting on the roof on a starry night while sharing a bottle of liquor and venting about their life problems
•Drawing loving designs on each other’s hands
•Holding hands and staring out as the world ends
•Walking home after it rains and jumping in every puddle they see
•Chewing bubblegum and having competitions to see who can blow the biggest bubble
•Climbing into trees and sitting up there together as they talk about random things
•Staring out the window of a coffee shop as it snows and sipping their drinks as they forget about all of their worries
•Person A lightly kissing Person B’s forehead as B falls asleep on A’s shoulder

Alluring Tune | (m)

Pairing: Yoongi x reader
Genre: Fluff, a lot of smut
Warnings: Mature content
Word Count: 4.4K

His voice was almost a whisper, warm breath hitting the shell of your ear. And the heat coupled with the slow, savory movements of his fingers overtop the thin fabric had an almost numbing effect, your mind drawing a blank as you enter an intoxicating haze.

“I thought there was no punishment?” you manage to say, swallowing back the moans that threatened to escape.
“This is a demonstration baby, not a punishment.”

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Guide for the Truth about "High End" Girls

So, for awhile now I keep getting inquiries from various new girls asking how to be “High end” or attract high end clientele. Although, it’s been a combination of experience, business instincts and intuition that keeps me successful, it was definitely superficial and unfair traits I was blessed with that branded me as “upscale”. The cold hard truth is that most women won’t be able to meet the “high end” requirement simply because of competition. The list below is comprised of universally accepted traits that are a prerequisite for ATTRACTING high end clientele.

The industry operates on first impression. The things below are usually the bare minimum traits whereas humor, kindness, intelligence etc. are more like bonuses that can help maintain clients over time AFTER they get to know you. You can’t get to know somebody you don’t even want to open the door to.

1) Youth; the most prime age is 18-25. This is not a hard rule as some women can stay youthful for quite awhile. HOWEVER, this IS the age range your COMPETITION will be.

2) BEAUTY; this is an industry based primarily on attraction. Remember, a man won’t pay to fuck someone unattractive. Although some women may be able to defy the beauty standards by out shining in other traits but those are the anomalies. The hard TRUTH is this industry is most beneficial for girls of traditional or stereotypical beauty.
-Nice teeth: Doesn’t necessarily need to be perfectly straight but does need to be healthy white.
-Clear or nice skin: It radiates youth and is regarded as hygienic. Stretch marks are okay. Not many men will see a problem with it.
-Curves: This is optional because many wealthy men love the fashion editorial look. Don’t be discouraged if you’re more flat.
-Thin: This one is unfortunately one that not many people will be honest about. Whether you have big bouncy curves or not, your waist and overall physique should still be considered thin or toned. There is a fetish for BBW but that is a small pool.
-Well kept hair: Another matter of looking presentable and hygienic.

3) Education; no wealthy and educated man will embarrass himself with a bimbo on his arm when he could afford beauty AND brains. That’s not to say people without degrees can’t trick their audience into thinking otherwise. I know some girls who barely made their GED but managed to self educate and carry themselves in a way they pass as Master graduates. Ladies, learn to read and study for fun.

4) RACE; a very unfortunate and hard truth for the industry. If you’re a black sugar baby, it will be harder for you than your white or Asian counterparts. I’m not sure if it’s because there are more black SW’s or there’s still racism or a combination of the both. This is just something I’ve observed about the competition. There is an overwhelming amount of black and Mexican SW’s in the industry struggling.

5) Schedule flexibility; it will be much harder to make a lucrative career out of high-end SW when you only have a few hours each week. These men are paying high rates for you to accommodate to their needs, not the other way around.

I recognize there are of course women who are the exception to some or all of these traits but I got tired of seeing posts painting a delusion to every young and naive girl that they can pursue a ‘glamorous high end lifestyle’. It is one thing to be a SW and another thing to be a SUCCESSFUL SW where the money is actually worth it. Often times, the mistake is marketing yourself in the wrong image for the wrong clientele. I wanted to be brutally honest because not every woman’s potential money is equal. While the risk is the same, this industry IS easier for some than it is for others.

The more traits a girl has on this list, the higher the POTENTIAL income will be. It is still up to a variety of other factors for the potential to solidify into a tangible number. This is simply a list of traits generally highly sought out by POT’s or clients.

I have met MANY middle-end SW’s who have much better work ethics and business instinct that ended up making a SHIT ton more than a high-end girl.

All in all, don’t be discouraged if you don’t fit many of the traits. Readjust your vision of intended audience and market yourself correctly. Rather than cluelessly not make any money as a small fish in a large pond, be the big fish in a smaller pond. Be realistic and be smart. Go get that money. 💸💸💸

(ʘᗩʘ’!!) “oh my god” !!!

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So Barry ran to the future again. The year 2024 to be exact. Since time travel has worked out so well for us recently, I guess he figured, why not? I really can’t blame the guy though. He’s desperate to know who Savitar is. We all are. Which I suppose brings us to the $64,000 question…

By the way, I don’t know what that reference means. My abuelo used to say that anytime a really important question came up. I think it was a TV show… Huh… maybe that’s where I get it from…

Anyway, Barry didn’t find out Savitar’s identity, but he did learn that Caitlin teams up with him in the future. Which is devastating, but at least we can cross her off the list of potential Savitars. I never had her on my list (to be fair, I don’t actually have a list. I’m not Julian), but I guess in a Scream sort of way, it’s always good to eliminate the possibility that someone’s a villain.

Barry’s being super secretive about what he saw in the future. He doesn’t want to spoil anyone’s destiny. Which is one of those things I totally know is right in my head, but in my heart, I’m like, “Just freaking tell me! Are Gypsy and I back together? Are we married? Do we have a little family of gibes?” (Caitlin likes Gypco as a moniker for our dynamic, but I think Gibe is the clear winner)

Actually, now that I write it out loud, maybe I don’t want to know. What if we never get back together? What if I’m married to Lisa Snart? I mean, she obviously has her perks, but those in-laws are a no thank you situation.

Barry did say that he picked up a piece of intel in the future that may help us track Savitar, but he’s playing it pretty close to the vest right now. I can tell you this – if it involves someone putting on that creepy headset to talk to Savitar, I ain’t doing it. They can knock themselves out. Cisco’s not playing. I’ve had too many nightmares and gone through too many bed sheets to go down that road again.

Now that I have more time, I want to talk about the new rumors and news that recently came out about the third season of Sense8. The other day a rumor was started in regards to the third season due to an interview with an executive producer who worked on the show - this rumor was a bit malicious.

The rumor determined that the series has been a huge investment for Netflix - especially the second season, which doubled compared to the first season’s expense at $ 9 million per episode - and that the audiences were not as good as other Netflix series - Jessica Jones, OITNB, Strangers Things - which also have big budgets.

It is also rumored that SOME of the protagonists of the series have not signed the new contract yet and that the absence of Lilly Wachowski affected the production because Lana was alone with the project.

Okay, this is all garbage.

JMS is one of the creators of the series so Lana is not alone - He said on twitter that nothing is known at this point, but said ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the series renewal. It must be clarified that this rumor has been given by an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the series and that this can not be certain after only a few days since the premiere. And on the other hand, NETFLIX is who will make the decision on the subject anyways, not a producer as JMS has said:

Everything is uncertain at this point, and there are many factors that we did not consider before. Netflix expanded to Asia in 2016, and many viewers have recently watched season 1 of Sense8, which will create new viewers in Asia. The same effect can happen for all those new / old global subscribers - which increased to almost twice as much since the first season premiered in 2015.

On the other hand, it is possible that some actors have not signed the new agreement for several reasons. [Not confirmed 100%] We could know that Jamie, Tina, Toby and Miguel Angel all came together at the end of February to extended their contracts until June - So in June they will need to sign on for the new season if the second is a success. Brian, Max, Tuppence and Doona were not at that meeting. 

But Max was at the Berlin headquarters at the time, doing press for Sense8 and another project - and perhaps signing the agreement as well. 

The same could go for Doona - she could have signed at the Netflix headquarters in Asia. And we know she loves working with the Wachowski and has been training a lot in the gym - which is a good sign. It is true that we know nothing of Brian or Tuppence yet, but Brian recently said on twitter that he would be happy to do 20 seasons because he never wants it to end - so you can assume that he has signed on as well. Only Tuppence remains as the outstanding cast member, but she has been working hard and perhaps the lack of time has been a problem to be able to sign.

Personally I think that both during the shoot, and ever since production wrapped, that all of them have shown an extreme amount of love for the show. Everyone is fascinated with the project and I do not think any of them have any problems with renewing.

So what are the drawbacks? Time, for example. For instance, Miguel Angel had to ask for time off during production to return to Spain and record Velvet in it’s second season. They gave it to him without problem and adapted to his schedule. Doona also had to take some time off to do some work for Louis Vuitton. Another problem would be money, but I honestly do not think there are problems with that issue and they will come to an agreement if there is one. - So I think the subject of SCHEDULING is something that takes time to figure out, since they have to take into account so many things like nudity, action scenes, project time, recording time to combine with other projects, etc … Everything is still being decided.

About the rumor that the THIRD SEASON will be the last one is also LIE. The producer from this interview - who I think seems a little silly - speaks from his personal opinion as if it were a confirmed truth. JMS has said that has never determined the duration of a series before - That is, if they make the third season the last, he will make a final adaptation as the last season. The executive producer in the interview never even determined that they were five seasons planned, which JMS has said repeatedly. This tells us a lot, especially since the end of the second season left on a cliffhanger, we can assume that Netflix wants more Sense8.

It is true that Lana did not have her sister during Season 2, but we know from Miguel that Lilly has been very involved in the project and has supported Lana even though she has not participated in it. The reason she took time off in the first place was to go through her transition after she came out as a transgender woman. Her absence probably won’t be permanent, and she may come back for the possible renewal. Besides, Lana loves the series, the characters and her work, so I do not think that LANA was a reason for the third season to be the rumored last. By the way, LANA IS WRITING the new season - possibly finishing writing - which is fantastic news.

Now about the show’s RATINGS, I have been doing calculations. All are mere theoretical facts based on instagram accounts, followers and comparison with other series - Game of Thrones, Orange Is The New Black or House of Cards. I’ve had a lot of data taken into account to get these numbers, but I REPEAT, it’s all THEORY.

Based on different data, Sense8 has an average of 3.2 million viewers in the US per episode - and added 6.4% subscribers to Netflix. With this percentage I have added the rest of countries giving me a total of: 5 million viewers globally per episode - without regard to ASIA, since there is no exact data on this territory yet. So maybe we could be talking between 5.5 or 10 million viewers. Are they bad figures? Well since Jessica Jones has 4.8 million viewers per episode in the US, then this is not bad at all. Not the best, but not bad either.

All of this is a mere theoretical study. You have to take into account the data that I do not even have access to; like the opinions of each region, exact number of subscribers, advertising, improved product visualization, etc. … A prime example of what I’m talking about is in regards to MASTER OF NONE. In spite of the fact that in Spain it had a bad review - or had (the stars on Netflix disappeared) - it was still renewed. In the US it has been seen by 3.9 million people per episode and is considered a success. This shows that in each country a certain show works differently, In Brazil with fewer subscribers there are more viewings of Sense8 than the US.

On the other hand, Netflix releases all of the episodes at once, but this does not mean that everyone watches all of them at the same time. There are some people who take months to watch a series. A good example of that is the fourth season of OITNB. In its first month in the US it was only seen by 664 thousand people, yet now it is supposed to be one of the most watched series on Netflix.

To add onto the list of potential problems, THE DUBBED VOICES could be one. In Spain there is a protest going on at the moment, and the series is not being completely understood because the dubbing is in LATIN AMERICAN and not in SPANISH (Castillan). This is probably the main reason why the Spaniards will have to wait until the protests cease.

Finally, I do not like the idea that NETFLIX does not promote Sense8 as it does with other series. I don’t know why this happens. Maybe Sense8 takes care of its own advertising.

This budget is also influenced by the income of product placement. This is a form of advertising, where a brand appears incognito in the series as part of the plot. Examples: Fuchs team is Nike or Joong-Ki’s car is a Mercedes or the kind of Whiskey that Felix drinks. - That type of advertising is sometimes based on giving the product out for free, or at a lower price. There are even brands that pay for them to appear in the show. Sense8 has many expenses, but a lot of them are covered by this kind of advertising.

How about the renewal? For me all of the factors involved indicate that yes, we will have a third season. But we will probably have to wait a couple of months to find out. This month will be the observation of social media & reviews, in June the agreements and presentation of the project will be discussed, and in July we should get the official statement. Netflix has acted like this for other series as well, and I think this will not be the exception.

If you have more doubts like these, or about the plot, characters, or Kalagang … You can always ask me here: https://kalagangspain.tumblr.com/ask

Thank for all @ww-n-double-d you are my favorite american sensates!

A Beginner’s Guide To Spirit Companionship

So, you are either interested in companionship or you have already taken the plunge and adopted an entity or spirit into your family… You may be wondering ‘now what?’, and this guide is here to give you the basics on what the next steps should be.

Be Aware Of Your Psychic Abilities

Very rarely are people born with abilities that are strong and do not need practice to keep sharp. A majority of people start with little to no psychic awareness, and everyone needs to practice to keep what abilities they do have in top shape. The psychic mind is like a muscle. If you do not exercise that muscle often, you will find that it will grow weaker over time.

What abilities are you interested in honing? Do you want to see physical manifestations and communicate through visual cues? Clairvoyance is what you will need to work on. Want to be able to hear your companion’s voice or audible manifestations? Clairaudience. Clairsentience is feeling your companion, whether it be through touches, changes in temperature, or pressure. Dream-Walking is another option, where you can use Lucid Dreaming to communicate with your companions through all the senses. Astral Travel is another popular one.

Choose which method speaks to you, and learn how you are able to adapt those abilities. We will create a guide on strengthening psychic abilities in a later post.

When choosing, you should also be aware of how your companion can manifest. Several shops list the potential manifestations of their companions, which can be a huge aid for those who do not know what to expect, or are adverse to certain types of manifestation. If you practice your clairvoyance abilities but your companion is better at feeling-typed manifestations, you may soon realize that communication is difficult between you two. Compromise is important within spiritual relationships.

Keep Calm & Do Not Worry

As a beginner who is not used to their psychic abilities, it may be difficult to not worry about whether what you are experiencing is real or not, but the thing about Spirit Companionship is that trust and hope is important. Don’t let anxiety concerning a spirit being fake, or the manifestations being ‘in your head’ get to you, as that will be far more damaging than if they were fake. If you received your companion from a reputable seller who has handled hundreds of customers and entities and as a history to back them up, ease yourself into trusting your conjurer and the work they have done for you. Once you are able to trust your conjurer, you will find it easier to trust yourself and what you experience.

Leave It Open To Interpretation

Always keep communication open. Messages may come in parts and not all at once, depending on your companion. They may say “I like ice cream”, but later on add that they don’t like ice cream with sprinkles. Always keep an open mind concerning the information you receive, until your companion says something to support or deny a certain fact. Don’t worry about your companion not liking something, unless they have told you in the past something of that effect! Keep an open mind, and don’t let anxiety about ‘offending them’ or making them upset, stop you from giving them offering, bringing them with you on errands, or other activities unless there is experience to support them not liking something.

If you are still unsure, contact your conjurer for confirmation until you are comfortable with your communicative skills with your companion. Most conjurers will be happy to give you information on what the being likes/dislikes!

Tarot, Maybe Not

As a beginner, I highly recommend staying away from divination techniques that will give you an answer even if the spirit/entity does not choose what to answer with. These methods would include Tarot, Oracle, and Music Divination. Because you are going to be pulling a card no matter if your spirit has chosen one or not, it can very easily lead to a situation where a card is pulled that does not answer your question. Stick to psychic senses before you move onto Tarot/Oracle.

House Rules

House Rules are what keep things clear during your relationship. They aid your companion in knowing what is expected of them, and what will not be tolerated. Most companions are not intimately familiar with human customs, so never assume that they know not to do something in your household or to you/your loved ones. House Rules keep everyone safe and comfortable, and prevent miscommunication. You can read more about house rules here and here.

Concerning Offerings

Conjurers tend to leave what the being likes within the profile, or you can contact them after a transaction to receive that information. Or, you can experiment! Until you know what your companion dislikes, offer what you can, and what you think they will enjoy. There is no harm in asking if they would like something, and if they don’t want it, you’ll know for the future! Food, drink, physical items, and energy are all viable offerings. How often you give offerings is completely up to you and your companion. They are gifts, and not required to be given.

Bonding With Your Companion

You can bond through an assortment of methods. Bonding is simply getting to know each other, and being comfortable together. Share information about yourself either out loud, in your mind, or through writing. What is your personality like? Your family? What do you like and dislike? What do you think is the most important quality in a relationship? What are your spiritual beliefs? You can also carry the vessel around with you during your daily activities to give your companion an idea of your daily life and surroundings. You can read a book with them, watch television, offer to have meals with them, do energy exercises, or simply dance and sing to express yourself with them! As they become comfortable with you, they just might join in.

anonymous asked:

any book recs for someone who is really into fantasy? when I ask others they give me ACOTAR books or TID/TMI/TDA books and those are fine but I'm really looking for those Hidden Gems that I know are in the bookstore somewhere. I'm very picky about my books so I always look at recommendations before I make my list of potentials. any help would be great! (love your blog btw :-))))))

Thank you!!

Honestly, I can’t help much since I don’t read a whole lot of fantasy anymore (because ACOTAR/TID/TMI/TDA really put me off from it) so maybe some of my followers have some suggestions for you!

UPDATED LIST (potentially still incomplete)

I wanted to update the list with the new Alolan Pokemon that I know can high-five, but I haven’t had time to retest all of the old ones in S/M yet to see if they’re added high-five abilities to any of them. Let me know if there’s any I’ve missed!

EDIT: added Aromatisse, thanks @errant-harpy!

KANTO (19):

  • 001: Bulbasaur- headbutt
  • 004: Charmander - high five
  • 007: Squirtle - high five
  • 023: Ekans - headbutt
  • 025: Pikachu - high five
  • 026: Raichu - high five
    • Alolan Raichu - high five
  • 037: Vulpix - high five
    • Alolan Vulpix - high five
  • 038: Ninetales - high five
    • Alolan Ninetales - high five
  • 039: Jigglypuff - high five
  • 040: Wigglytuff - high five
  • 052: Meowth - high five
    • Alolan Meowth - high five
  • 058: Growlithe - high five
  • 059: Arcanine - high five
  • 133: Eevee - high five
  • 134: Vaporeon - high five
  • 135: Jolteon - high five
  • 136: Flareon - high five
  • 147: Dratini - headbutt
  • 151: Mew - high five

JOHTO (9):

  • 152: Chikorita - headbutt
  • 155: Cyndaquil - high five
  • 158: Totodile - high five
  • 172: Pichu - high five
  • 174: Igglybuff - high five
  • 175: Togepi - high five
  • 196: Espeon - high five
  • 197: Umbreon - high five
  • 251: Celebi - high five

HOENN (10):

  • 252: Treecko - high five
  • 255: Torchic - headbutt/peck
  • 258: Mudkip - high five
  • 263: Zigzagoon - high five
  • 280: Ralts - high five
  • 303: Mawile - high five
  • 333: Swablu - headbutt/peck
  • 334: Altaria - headbutt/peck
  • 380: Latias - high five
  • 381: Latios - high five

SINNOH (8):

  • 387: Turtwig - headbutt
  • 390: Chimchar - clap
  • 393: Piplup - high five
  • 447: Riolu - high five
  • 448: Lucario - high five
  • 470: Leafeon - high five
  • 471: Glaceon - high five
  • 492: Shaymin 
    • (land) - headbutt
    • (sky) - high five

UNOVA (13):

  • 494: Victini - high five
  • 495: Snivy - high five
  • 498: Tepig - headbutt
  • 499: Pignite - high five
  • 501: Oshawott - high five
  • 511: Pansage - high five
  • 559: Scraggy - high five
  • 570: Zorua - high five
  • 572: Mincinno - high five
  • 573: Cincinno - high five
  • 587: Emolga - high five
  • 610: Axew - high five
  • 635: Hydreigon - headbutt

KALOS (15):

  • 650: Chespin - high five
  • 653: Fennekin - high five
  • 656: Froakie - high five
  • 674: Pancham - high five
  • 677: Espurr - high five
  • 678: Meowstic - high five
  • 682: Spritzee - headbutt/peck
  • 683: Aromatisse - high five
  • 684: Swirlix - lick
  • 696: Tyrunt - headbutt
  • 700: Sylveon - high five
  • 702: Dedenne - high five
  • 704: Goomy - headbutt
  • 705: Sliggoo - high five
  • 720: Hoopa - high five

ALOLA (14):

  • 722: Rowlett - headbutt
  • 725: Litten - high five
  • 728: Popplio - high five
  • 744: Rockruff - high five
  • 761: Bounsweet - high five/headbutt
  • 764: Comfey - high five
  • 777: Togedemaru - spikes?
  • 778: Mimikyu - high five
  • 785: Tapu Koko - high five
  • 786: Tapu Lele - high five
  • 787: Tapu Bulu - high five
  • 788: Tapu Fini - high five
  • 789: Cosmog - high five
  • 801: Magearna - high five

TOTAL: 88

SPOILERS AHEAD for 13 Reasons Why


Anyone else wondering about Alex’s gunshot? I’m trying to look this up, but I don’t see much speculation on it. They show Tyler buying a gun in an alley. Alex gets shot at night in the 12th episode- you see the ambulance go by Clay’s house. Zach tried to get in touch with him multiple times the following day, only to have someone text Zach to call him and then answer the phone when Zach calls. We know it isn’t Alex who answers because he is in the hospital with a bullet in his head. The person who answers the phone doesn’t sound particularly distressed. Then we see Tyler returning a hand gun to his trunk (which holds a big ass rifle too), followed by him removing Alex’s photo from his collection. The reviews I’ve read interpret this scene as Tyler removing Alex from his potential Target list in an upcoming school shooting because Alex defended Tyler from Monty- but Alex was brutal to Tyler two seconds after he defended him.

Basically, I don’t think Alex shot himself and I thought that was obvious but I’m not seeing any speculation about it. I know there were signs that he was suicidal, but this is still a TV show- those signs could have been intentionally misleading. Anyone else have some thoughts on this?

Basic Witchcraft Substitutions

“I’m a secret Witch and don’t have access to herbs. What can I use instead of ____?”

“I can’t afford a cauldron, what can I use instead?”

“I can’t get ______, can I use _______?”

So I get this kind of question a lot. Witchcraft in the modern day, especially Witchcraft as it’s practiced by younger people and/or people on social media Witchcraft groups, has a certain aesthetic around it that tends to popularise expensive cauldrons, gem-studded wands, expensive black velvet shawls, and all the other trappings of a field that has become caught, like so many things, in the web of materialism and a desire to be identifiably “Witchy”. Now, please understand that this is not an inherently bad thing - common aesthetic or cosmetic themes are a trope common to many cultures and subcultures around the world and through history. They serve as common binding elements, giving people a much-needed sense of community, a sense of belonging, and a certain amount of morale boosting that might otherwise be hard for a person in a somewhat shunned subculture to achieve. 

However, for those who are unable to make this kind of subculture connection apparent for whatever reason be it societal, financial or otherwise, or for those who wish an alternative presentation and practice of the Craft, this can sometimes be problematic. Many Witchcraft resources online assume that a Witch has free and open access to certain things, such as a metal cauldron, a ceremonial athame, a certain number of expensive herbs or crystals, or other such tools or components. Since this isn’t always practical, here is a simple substitution guide for you, giving a non-exhaustive list of potential, basic substitutions. 

Please bear in mind, this list only gives example substitutions - other options are also potentially possible! 

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Athame
Most knives, especially things like letter-openers that are not used for eating. It doesn’t have to be sharp, as athames should never be used for cutting - that’s a boline’s job

Boline
A boline is simply a sharp knife that is used for cutting spell ingredients and the like. Any sharp knife will do, just cleanse it appropriately before and after.

Cauldron
Most bowls, though metal or fired and glazed clay is best as these materials are both fireproof and waterproof. Flowerpots or ceramic mugs can work if nothing else is available!

Chalice
Any glass will work, however something special and with a stem, like a decorative or ornate wine glass, would be most suitable. You could also use a special or ornate mug, but one either without a handle or with two handles would be better than one with a single handle.

Coloured candles
If you don’t mind the lack of colour, white is a good “general” colour. However, if the colour is essential, consider tying coloured ribbons around the base. Do not melt crayons into the wax, however - this can clog the candle-wick and cause it to explode, potentially violently.

Crystals
Look up the associations for that stone, and see if any more common ones would do. In a pinch, consider instead writing the intentions on paper and burning it, or using stones from around your area that you feel have an appropriate energy.

Deity statues
If your deities would find it appropriate, it may be possible to simply write their name on a candle, or inscribe a basic god or goddess figure into one, and burn that in place of using a statue or idol of your deities.

Grimmoiré
A grimmoiré is really just a book that’s written in. Any notebook will work, no matter if it’s bound in singed leather or in a plastic spiral-bound homework book.

Herbs
Again, consider possible alternatives - if sage isn’t available, rosemary is a good protective. If you don’t have feverfew for a headache charm, consider willow leaves or bark.

Pentacle table top
A pentacle drawn on a piece of paper will work well as an alternative, or you could consider using something like water daubed into a pentagram on the table top.

Ritual or altar cloth
Cleanse and bless any clean, appropriately coloured fabric and it will work well. A bedsheet is an ideal altar cloth. Black cloth is reserved for Samhain or funerary altars.

Wands
A wand is simply a channelling device for your own innate energies and abilities, so anything that channels will work. Something like a stick that’s been blessed will do, as will any rod made out of metal. 

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Blessed be,

– Juniper

Sherlock HLV-S4 (aka EMP) vs House M.D.

First of all, it’s worth mentioning that House MD was inspired by ACD stories therefore it wouldn’t be odd for Mofftiss to take inspiration from the series. Also, it’s the only modern Sherlock series except for their own.

Gregory House - Sherlock Holmes, James Wilson - John Watson, Amber (aka Wilson’s dead gf) - Mary (aka Watson’s dead wife). 

Ok let’s start with S4E15 ‘’House’s head’’

Summary: House has a short disjointed vision and presumes that “somebody’s going to die”. Back at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, House is diagnosed with a concussion and post-traumatic retrograde amnesia. Chase performs a medical hypnosis on House to stimulate his memory. While the team investigates several pathologies to fit the bus driver’s condition, House overdoses on his Vicodin and starts to hallucinate. In a renewed attempt to retrieve his memory, House has his team reenact the bus crash. House overdoses on physostigmine, a medication against Alzheimer’s disease, and his mind flashes back to the bus scene before the accident. “The answer” reminds House that since he values reason above everything else, there must be one for her presence in his mind. She keeps asking House what her necklace is made from, until House realizes that it’s made of amber. “The answer” transforms into Amber Volakis, and when Wilson and Cuddy manage to resuscitate House from his overdose-induced cardiac arrest, House immediately informs Wilson that Amber’s life is in danger as he now remembers the crash.

This one is going to be pretty messy because this episode parallels HLV, TAB, and T6T. The most important thing is that Sherlock/House overdoses to solve a case in his mind, turns out it has to do with James’/John’s wife.


S4E16  “Wilson’s Heart

Summary/highlights:  In an attempt to remember exactly what he saw that caused his initial concern and help definitively diagnosis her (Amber), House decides to undergo deep brain stimulation with Wilson’s urging. The crash caused such extensive anatomical and physiological trauma to Amber that she ended up suffering acute renal failure. This damage to her kidneys made them unable to adequately filter out the amantadine, causing her to overdose, and thus causing all her unexplained symptoms. Wilson suggests dialysis as a treatment, however House tells him during the memory of the moments leading up to the bus crash that when unfiltered, amantadine binds to proteins in the kidneys, and therefore dialysis is unable to clear it from the blood, and ultimately there is no treatment for Amber. House and Wilson begin to cry, and House goes into a seizure while still connected to the Deep Brain Stimulation equipment. The seizure causes the equipment to shift, thus causing House’s brain to bleed, leading to him falling into a coma. An unconscious House has a vision of Amber who persuades him not to give up on life and die, telling him that he “can’t always get what he wants”. Wilson returns home and finds the note Amber left him in their bedroom saying she went to pick up House and would return home soon, causing him to breakdown in tears.


S5E01  “Dying Changes Everything

Highlights:  House then enters Wilson’s office and offers an apology in a final attempt to make him stay. Wilson tells House that he does not blame him for Amber’s death, as much as he wanted to, and tried hard to. However, when House starts to assume that everything is fine, Wilson tells House that Amber was never the real reason why he was leaving. Wilson says that he has realized that House is rude and malicious to everybody he knows, including him, and throughout their entire friendship, he’s been enabling his behavior. Wilson claims that as long as the two remain friends, he will always continue this negative atmosphere. He then begins to say that he should have been on the bus that crashed, but then pauses and says that House should have been on it alone. “We’re not friends any more, House; I’m not sure we ever were,” Wilson says as he leaves his office and leaves House in the room alone.

(cont. Wilson: I don’t blame you. I wanted to-)


S5E23  “Under My Skin

Summary: […] House must solve this daunting puzzle, even while going to extreme measures to rid himself of his continuing hallucinations of Amber.  House confides in Wilson about his problem, and they create a list of potential diagnoses, ranging from MS to schizophrenia. While House tests for and eliminates diagnosis after diagnosis, Wilson consults on House’s case, serving as a monitor to make sure House does nothing that goes beyond “House-radical” to “House-out-of-his-head-radical”. Meanwhile, House eliminates all possible diagnoses but severe mental illness and Vicodin addiction—both prognoses bleak, as House would be unable to practice medicine if taking anti-psychotics, or if in continuous pain after detox. In desperation, House gives himself insulin shock as an alternative to anti-psych drugs or ECT. After recovering from the insulin-induced coma, House finds himself free of his hallucination and eagerly returns to the diagnosis of his patient. Returning to the case, House finds Penelope’s boyfriend’s devotion suspicious, and believing it to be guilt-induced, tells his team to test him for gonorrhea. The test returns positive, but it becomes evident that the boyfriend was shocked by this, and that Penelope had been cheating on him, not the other way around. As House realizes that he reached the correct conclusion by accident rather than through accurate observation, he once again starts to have hallucinations of Amber.This leaves House’s Vicodin addiction as the final diagnosis for his hallucinations. Rather than go to a clinic or check into the hospital under a pseudonym, House reveals his situation to Cuddy and asks her to personally help him. Cuddy spends the night at House’s home, destroying any caches of Vicodin and monitoring him as he detoxes, with Amber eventually disappearing. The episode ends with House and Cuddy kissing passionately and disrobing.


S5E24  “Both Sides Now

I’d rec reading the summary, i know it’s long but it’ll make you realise how similar to TLD the ep is. And if i’d have to rec you one episode of house to watch from this list, it’d be this one. 

Summary:  House wakes up at his apartment after spending the night with Cuddy. He discovers that she has left her lipstick on his bathroom counter, as well as on his cheek. House pockets the lipstick, and goes to work in a cheerful mood and a remarkable lack of pain.  Meanwhile, Cuddy tells House that their relationship must be that of employer and employee. House tells Wilson that he kicked his drug habit and had sex with Cuddy; Wilson advises that he talk to her, advice which House ignores. Instead he begins a campaign to annoy and provoke her, an attempt to break through her composure. In a final attempt to provoke Cuddy into examining her true feelings for him, House announces to everyone in the main lobby of the hospital that he had sexual relations with Cuddy. Cuddy responds by confronting him in a hallway, and then firing him after he suggests that they move in together. Cuddy storms off but before House can do anything else. House then goes to talk to Cuddy in her office, and asks her if she could possibly be overreacting to the previous night. She finally admits that maybe she is, since he’s “said plenty of lousy things to [her] before.” House seems confused, as he assumed that she was overreacting to her and House having sex and what it could mean to their employer-employee relationship.  But he realizes that Cuddy’s reactions all day have been consistent, and in fact it is his own memory of the situation that is faulty. He turns his attention to the lipstick Cuddy let at his apartment, which he has been playing with all day, and is troubled that Cuddy’s coffee cup shows no lipstick smears; his memory of the prior evening included smears of lipstick on his face from kissing Cuddy, so he expects her lipstick is the sort that smears. He asks Cuddy whether she has another type of lipstick, one with a “sealing agent”, that might explain the discrepancy between his memory of the smeared kiss and the reality that now confronts him of the unsmeared coffee cup. House then has a flashback to the night (from the episode “Under My Skin”) before when he thought he told Cuddy that he needed her help with his addiction. He suddenly sees the reality of what has happened: he never told Cuddy he was having hallucinations that night. His final words of the evening were: “you can go suckle the little bastard child if that makes you feel good about yourself.” Upset by this remark, she left the office and went home, never accompanying him to his apartment.House snaps back to reality and tries to explain to Cuddy that that’s not what actually happened, saying “I told you I needed you, and you helped me.” He reaches into his pocket to remove the lipstick, but, to his shock, he discovers that it is actually a bottle of Oxycodone which states ‘not to exceed’. He drops the bottle on the floor and gingerly backs away from it. Cuddy, now realizing House is not joking, rushes to him and asks if he is okay. He doesn’t respond, but then has another flashback, and realizes what happened. The whole previous night was a complete hallucination, beginning from him telling Cuddy that he needed her to help him detox and her accompanying him home. His memory of Cuddy staying by his side at his apartment was not real, and, in fact, he spent the night popping pills by himself. Hallucinations of Amber and Kutner then appear and tell House that while the story he invented about himself is nice, it’s not true. House finally looks at Cuddy and is able to fearfully tell her that he is not okay.


S6E2  “Broken

Highlights:  House awakens in the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital after suffering through the painful effects of Vicodin withdrawal. Dr. Nolan tells House he cannot possibly treat someone so uncooperative. As Nolan leaves, however, House softly calls him back and says, “I need help.” He begins therapy with Nolan and House says, “I want to get better.” House apologizes to Steve, and as he wheels him away, Steve breaks his silence and gives the silent Annie the music box he was holding. For the first time, she speaks to say 'thank you’. Lydia arrives and House takes her in to see the group watching her sister-in-law playing “Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1” on the cello.

Ah, I’ve forgotten to add this. It’s from the beginning of season six. House finds out that Lisa didn’t break up with her bf. = Sherlock didn’t ‘’break up’’ with the woman. Parallels the 221B scene in TLD.

(House: they didnt break up. Wilson: and youre ok with that? House: it is what it is)

Library AU (Wesper)

Ok, but?? Has anyone not thought of Wesper for the Library AU??

  • Wylan’s a library shelver with those nerdy hipster glasses and an iron-pressed shirt with collars poking out from underneath a knit sweater
  • Jesper’s just there to read the latest batch of Zemeni stories the library acquired
  • he nearly drops his books when he sees this dork reaching on the tips of his sneakers - untied, of course - to push a thick atlas back on its shelf. 
  • hello, who is this and why hasn’t the library informed him they were hiring cute boys now
  • Wylan tries to hide the fact that he can’t read from Jesper as soon as he meets him 
  • ”The geography section is two shelves over, you know.” 
  • “…oh.”
  • Wylan gets worked up and stressed out because he’s done this before, he’s hidden his disability before, he should be used to the guilt, but WHY is it ten times worse with this boy 
  • and Jesper soon finds out, but doesn’t seem the least bit fazed 
  • ”I could read to you.”
  • he and Wylan hide in the nooks and crannies of the library when Wylan’s shift is up and during those minutes, Jesper reads to Wylan about suspense, adventure, and drama
  • they stay in the library even after it closes and just run through the shelves laughing, taking down books that they like
  • Jesper picks stories from Novyi Zem and Shu Han, a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction
  • he makes sure to pick ones with evocative descriptions so Wylan can picture them clearly 
  • Wylan selects atlases with richly colored illustrations and complex patterns that seem to swirl underneath his hands 
  • and also he ransacks the music score section 
  • traces the notes and measures underneath his fingers, humming the melodies the scores lay out in ink 
  • Jesper takes one look at this and swallows 
  • *kill bill sirens* 
  • and then Wylan looks up at him and smiles a little bashfully 
  • “Sorry. Bad habit of mine.”
  • Jesper just clears his throat and tries not to look down at Wylan’s lips 
  • “Bad habits for someone aren’t always horrible for everyone else.”
Split Sequel Title Ideas

With the talk of there being a sequel to Split, me and some friends made a collaborative effort to come up with a list of potential names. Feel free to add onto the list.

Split Again

More sandwiches

Still Digesting

Casey and the Beast

Still Trying to be good

Teen mom: Hedwig Edition

Dennis Buler’s Day off

It’s about Kanye

Dennis because we know that’s all you want

Jade (rated R for language)

Need another therapist. Killed last one.

1 hour of Dennis cleaning things

Acts of Contrition

Pumping Iron with The Beast

Martha Stuart Cooks the Unbroken

Patricia Reads Hallmark Cards
Cartoons That Could Make a Cool Crossover

Judging for the nature for each cartoon, I think I made the best crossover list interactions: Bold (Potential Chances, because both cartoons have much in common) Regular (If they employ correctly it could be a good crossover, despite both cartoons barely have nothing in common), Drawn (The cartoon already had a crossover with this series) Cursive (The series appeared in a cameo in this series)

Gravity Falls

  • Wander Over Yonder
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • Ben 10 (Any series)
  • Generator Rex
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Steven Universe
  • Rick And Morty
  • The Fairly Oddparents
  • Danny Phantom
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • Regular Show
  • Invader Zim

Ben 10 (Any Series)

  • Ben 10 (Any of it’s previous series)
  • Generator Rex
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Teen Titans
  • Regular Show
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Steven Universe
  • Rick And Morty
  • Danny Phantom
  • Wander Over Yonder
  • Gravity Falls
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • Lilo And Stitch
  • Kim Possible
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Big Hero 6
  • Invader Zim

Generator Rex

  • Ben 10
  • Rick And Morty
  • Regular Show
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Kim Possible
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • Steven Universe
  • Big Hero 6
  • Gravity Falls

Wander Over Yonder

  • Gravity Falls
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy
  • Lilo And Stitch
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends
  • Samurai Jack
  • Steven Universe
  • Ben 10 (Any Series)
  • Regular Show
  • Rick And Morty
  • Invader Zim

Steven Universe

  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Regular Show
  • Ben 10 (Any Series)
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • Rick And Morty
  • Samurai Jack
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Teen Titans
  • Lilo And Stitch
  • Kim Possible
  • American Dragon Jake Long
  • The Proud Family
  • Recess
  • Gravity Falls
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • The Fairly Oddparents
  • Danny Phantom
  • Invader Zim

Rick And Morty

  • Ben 10 (Any Series)
  • Generator Rex
  • Steven Universe
  • The Amazing World Of Gumball
  • Regular Show
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • Invader Zim
  • The Fairly Oddparents
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy
  • Gravity Falls
  • Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil
  • Lilo And Stitch
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy

Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil

  • Gravity Falls
  • Wander Over Yonder
  • Lilo And Stitch
  • The Fairly Oddparents
  • Danny Phantom
  • Uncle Grandpa
  • Ben 10 (Any Series)
  • The Secret Saturdays
  • The Amazing World Of Gumball
  • Regualr Show
  • Steven Universe
  • Rick And Morty

I have never watched Invader Zim in my life, and I’m still wondering if I should give Rick And Morty and Star Vs. The Forces Of Evil a second chance and if they are worth of watch.

Anyway, what do you think?

1170 Talents

Here’s a link to a list of 1,170 potential SHSL Talents.

In a skype chat, we figured there were 78 classes at Hope’s Peak by canon time, and if they had approximately 16 students in each class, minus the 78 SHSL Good Lucks there would be 1,170 titles. Now, it’s stated on the DR3 wiki that the SHSL Student Body President is the only one to ever share a talent. How many other talents could there possibly be?

And so, we made a list of potential ideas. Canon talents are listed at the top, and our own ideas are underneath (we forgot DR0, so those talents are somewhere among the main list).

If you’re a DR OC roleplayer, or want to make a fanstory, or just want to look at a list of cool talents for whatever reason, please feel free to use this for reference! A fun game to play is to randomize a number and make an OC with whatever talent you get. Have fun!