maggots!

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another fact: sheep naturally have long tails

they are docked at a young age for health reasons because they can collect filth easily and can lead to maggot infestations that are painful or fatal.

And now, a quick refresher on why I should never ever watercolor.

I’ll scan these later, probably. Maybe. Anyway, here’s some art from the flower shop/tattoo parlor AU that nobody (except me and @unnatural-red) asked for! Featuring a Parker who always smells like flowers, an Owen who works at the same tattoo parlor as Davey (Undead Ink), and my complete inability to paint tattoos! Ft overprotective big brother Davey who is Not Happy about Parker hitting on his Shittiest Coworker Ever

I am so sad rn omfg :oD I’ll rant more about this AU later I just. Can’t. Right now. :oD

Random headcanon #6

Medic is big on an alternative and experimental medicine due to Mann Co.‘s´provided supplies being of low quality and the delivery times being unpredictable (it’s not so funny to open a crate full of hats instead of bandages you were promised when your team just decided getting blown into pieces all at once is a great idea). But while herbal remedies and various oils proved to be very effective, he enjoys leeches and maggots a lot more, because reactions of his patients to these types of treatment never cease to amuse him.

The only one enthusiastic about having fly larvae wriggling in a random open wound is Soldier. He demands his dressings to be taken off regularly, so he can observe how his maggots are doing, order them around, and scold them when he thinks they are not doing a good enough job.

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List of favorite characters: [1/??] Frank Castle/The Punisher  

 “You know those, uh… Those people? The ones I put down, the people I killed? I want you to know that I’d do it all again. This is a circus, all right? It’s a charade, it’s an act. It’s bullshit about how crazy I am. I ain’t crazy! I’m not crazy. Okay? I know what I did. I know who I am. And I do not need your help. I’m smack-dab in the middle of my right goddamn mind and any scumbag, any… any lowlife, any maggot piece of shit that I put down, I did it… because I liked it! Hell, I loved it! I’m sittin’ here, I’m… I’m just itching! I’m itching to do it again. And you think… What, you think you’re gonna send me to a nuthouse? Some doctor, they’re gonna get me to stop from doing what I want to do? Well, that ain’t happening! Not on my watch! You people, you call me the punisher, ain’t that right? The big bad punisher. Bailiff. Well, HERE I AM! You want it, you got it! I am the punisher! I’m right here! You want it, I’ll give it to you. And anybody who came here today to hear me whine, to hear me beg? Well, you can kiss my ass! Do you hear me? I’m guilty. Come on, please, Judge! I’m guilty, you hear me? I’M GUILTY! I’M GUILTY! I’ll kill every one of ‘em! I’ll kill every single one!”

  • naegi:hope
  • junko:What the fuck did you just fucking say to me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

The fact that Ronan stops calling Blue a maggot at the end of book three and consistently refers to her as ‘Sargent’ throughout book 4 is something I find really interesting.

Firstly, because he calls everyone else except Noah by their last name from the start (and he only doesn’t call Noah by his last name because Noah makes it clear he doesn’t want to be called Czerny at the end of the first book). Related, the whole “calling each other by their last names” thing is something Blue noticed as very much an in-group behaviour among them in book one.

Secondly, fandom I think tends to take his treatment of Blue in the earlier books, including calling her maggot as a nickname, as a “bad boy way of showing affection” but by the fourth book their friendship is a lot less rocky and fraught with insults and he doesn’t call her maggot anymore, which I don’t think is coincidental. Once they really start connecting as real friends they aren’t such jerks to one another - they bro talk at one another but with affection and easiness.  (I have seen some people say that they don’t seem to care about each other at all in book 4 and I’m really confused by that because no?  They get along really well in book 4?  It’s just they have a non-verbal understanding of each other)

The same is true of Ronan’s relationship with Adam - Ronan is kind of a jerk to Adam at several times in the earlier books but by book four their dynamic is different. His courting and flirtation with Adam isn’t “he says something mean and Adam finds it cute and romantic” at all. It’s pretty explicit that a lot of Ronan’s crueller comments are him lashing out when he is in pain, and while I’ve seen other people point out this is something he is never really held accountable for in-story (he certainly never apologizes for it) I do think that the books make it clear that part of his process of healing and becoming more comfortable with himself also involves him toning down on the nastiness toward the people close to him.

So fandom’s frequent characterization of him as a “bad boy with a heart of cold, all bark and no bite”, all the fics of him being a huge jerk to his close friends and boyfriend but it’s okay and they’re fine with it because they know that’s just how he is and they can take it… I don’t think that’s really supported by canon? Because in the books neither Adam nor Blue just “accept Ronan is a jerk”, they take him to task for it and part of the reason they become closer to him is that he stops being such a jerk to them. 

IDK I just feel like a lot of fandom doesn’t quite capture Ronan’s characterization very well, and takes a somewhat more simplistic and easier read of him and his relationships with the others than the books actually have.

(Gansey is the exception in terms of Ronan being a jerk and Gansey never seeming to really mind or take him to task for it, but Gansey’s and Ronan’s odd, vaguely surrogate dad+insolent child friendship that never seems to change or grow into something more even and healthy throughout the books is a whole other matter)

  • BD:One more ti-
  • Me:What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.