His wings flared slightly
behind him, fluffing up a bit with his annoyance. Shiro shifted his wing to make
it easier for Keith to work on, not quite hiding the way the corners of his
mouth quirked up as he glanced at Lance. From his perch on the back of the
couch behind Shiro, Keith couldn’t see his face anyway.
1.) k8lex -Probs on the computer -Probs reading squip fanfictions -STOP VORING THE SQUIP -jESUS PLEASE STOP
2.) yangeliio3o -Probs daydreaming about Rich all day -Keeps singing bmc songs at the top of her lungs -ANGEL STOP -YOU’RE MAKING US DEAF
3.) stakticc -I AM A TURTLE FEAR ME -Probs one of the calmer ones in public -EH who am I kidding? This is the crack octo squad. we are never calm - :’^)
4) you -Since you’re the youngest we’d probs be really protctive -But like… you can kick ass just fine on your own -YOU’RE FUCKING AMAZING -YOU ARE AWESOME
5) endotox -probs be more calmer than Alex but still crazy as shit -be on of the more quiet ones as well but screaming on the inside -probably always has their earphones on, listening to musicals and just ignoring the entire world -SHAY WE’RE TALKING TO YOU FUCKING TAKE YOUR EARPHONES OFF AND LISTEN-
6) me -MICHAEL MAKES AN ENTRANCE -*Obnoxious gay laughter* -well fuck me gently with a motherfucking chainsaw you little piece of shit- *The rest is bleeped out* -( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
BTW I hope you get better soon
Night//: the kicking ass pretty fine is the most accurate tbh
AAAA THIS ARE SO AMAZING AND ACCURATE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH ALEXX AAA GUD CRAP IM SAVING THESE–
Stiles nodded and smiled again, his teeth flashing brightly and he signed something again, before looking frustrated with himself.
“You’re welcome,” Derek told him, feeling a wave of relief when Stiles’ face brightened. That would’ve been awkward if Stiles hadn’t been trying to say thank you.
“I had a really good time, so yeah. I’m glad you came with me,” he said, feeling his face grow hot. Derek wasn’t usually like this. He wasn’t confident. Sure, he had the looks and he could flirt shamelessly when he got hit on, but he always got shy around the people he genuinely liked, not that there was too many of those.
But Stiles didn’t let him dwell on that. He gripped Derek’s arm, grinned cheekily and pointed at himself before lifting two fingers. It took a while for Derek to get it but when he did, he couldn’t stop a smile from spreading across his face.
Derek Hale is convinced he can protect his pack from anything. Kanimas, other packs, even the supernatural that remain myths (like demons and the such), but an event hits him like a punch to the gut to remind him that the things he can’t protect his pack from are the everyday horrors in which life makes us her bitch.
Derek became deaf from the fire that took his family long ago, and has refused to speak since. But when he is forced to speak in the court case of the woman who betrayed him long ago, he begrudgingly accepts the help of a newly graduated speech pathologist. Stiles, however, is about to teach a whole lot more.
I know everyone is still in shock over the fact that the sq art sold for 500 euros (or at least, I am, because the two massive banners they auctioned on both days together came to 560, so basically swen did in one day what the entire convention/cast could hardly do in two), but can we just forget that for a second. because the thing is, Swan Queen was the only ship to have anything auctioned off. so not only did we out-bid the general stuff, we were also the only ship actually represented in the auctions during the entire weekend.
Here’s a fucking concept. Deaf people have two eyes. We’re not spiders. We can’t look at every single person talking in one room and read their lips. We can’t read lips from the side. It’s already hard enough to read lips facing you. We constantly turn our heads to the sound of the voice we hear but we can’t catch anything. And then someone interrupts and someone else talks in the same time. That’s why we all don’t even bother to try and pay attention during groups, meetings, parties. It’s hard enough to follow talking to one person, but when you add another person or two in the bunch, it’s impossible for us. Reading lips is not a fucking super power. Neither are hearing aids and cochlear implants. We still can’t follow and understand what’s going on around us, though we do hear it. It doesn’t make us stupid. Thanks.
Sometimes us Deaf/HOH need a place to rant or express our feelings, our days. So we come on here or we chat to a friend. And I am going to give you some examples when we do NOT mean “All Hearing People”. Be prepared. It’s going to be long but I hope it’ll be educational.
When we say “Oh my god, today there was this hearing person who just didn’t get it at all when I asked them to face me when speaking so I can lipread!” “Ugh, Hearies. Seriously!”
“I went to the doctor with an interpreter, the doctor didn’t get why I had an interpreter. It came to the point where my interpreter had to advocate and say ‘I am here because (explains reason with SL/English, relaying messages…) therefore I am allowed here”
Then during break or something you say “Dear hearing people are so stupid sometimes!” It because we went to that same doctor 4 times and they still don’t get it. It may look like I am referring to the interpreter, but I am not. It’s to that doctor who just didn’t get it. The interpreter will understand this.
Just finished class with an interpreter? It’s break time? You complain to your Deaf friend or interpreter “Ugh, honestly, I told my classmates and teachers what an interpreter is for… and what they do? Ignore it and do the whole CAN YOU HEAR ME and “Ooh an interpreter! Translator person thing… interesting.” Really? Hearies? Why! I explained in the beginning what happens and what to expect.”
Most Interpreters are used to these kind of complaints. They see it everyday, isolation or comments made by hearing about Deaf. Comments made by Deaf about hearing (mostly this one). They (Interpreters) should understand that it’s not specifically about them. It’s about those select few hearing people who still don’t get what a role of an interpreter is or how to interact with a deaf person.
“Ugh, I wish hearing would learn Sign Language. It would be so accessible on both ends!”
“I know right? But noo them Hearies have their damn privilege and assumption speech therapy would cure everything”
“I Just want to get away from these damn Hearing people! Ugh they are so ignorant!” - doesn’t mean we are directing it to ALL Hearing people. We are directing it to a select few, that group of people who we are chatting with who still doesn’t get “Please face me when speaking so I can lipread you” “Please repeat what you said” and answer with a “never mind I will tell you later” “Oh it’s not important” No matter how many times we tell our friends/family/that group to follow simple instructions they don’t do it.
I just want a Deaf space, where I can interact with those who know Sign Language more fluently or who understand my struggles as a deaf/hoh person. Where I don’t need to be around hearing people and their talking. We want to be around those who understand our struggles, experiences.
Again, not all hearing people. Only those select few. You want to be a good Ally, Supporter? Stand up for us. When you hear comments people are making about us Deaf, STAND UP! warn us and let us know “Those two hearing people commented saying …” which we will reply with a comment. Or when you hear those people say “Omg, those people waving their hands? WTF?” “Yeah, it’s called Sign Language” Defend us. Use your hearing privilege and let us know what’s up around us. Learn more about Deaf Culture. We appreciate those hearing wanting to join on in, learn about Deaf Culture, Language, World. But we double appreciate when those Hearing people become good Allies within the Community. Just like any Minority group would appreciate the Majority group being an Ally.
I feel like "how to live comfortably on less income" type advice for EAs could make the prospect of taking a pledge seem much less intimidating to many people, but I haven't really seen any of it. Does it exist, do you think it would be a good idea to make more of it exist?
I have thought about this! I don’t think it exists, and I think it would be good for it to exist, but I have some reservations.
For the last few months since I got out of school, I’ve been living on $950-$1000 a month - so, not impressively frugal, not impressively lavish. I have a nice place that’s a five minute commute from my work, I have everything I want, I am building up a nice savings account, I donate 30%, I go on vacations, I have someone to clean my house and do my dishes because I’m really bad at those things, I get my groceries delivered for the same reason - I think I am a pretty good example of a person who spends extra for the things that are worth it for me, saves money in other places, and ends up well positioned to donate lots of money.
Until you dig a little deeper. My apartment is $480/mo including utilities and the housekeeping service because it’s subsidized by the software company I work for - otherwise it’d probably cost more and be a longer commute, which would mean my $35/month on gas might be double that. My gas costs are so low because my car gets 38 miles/gallon and my insurance costs are low because it’s a 2005 Toyota Corolla that’s been in my family, accident-free, since it was brand new - in other words, because I’m from a family that could afford a high-quality car and could afford to let me use it.
(17-year-old me did bump up the car in a parking lot crash, but because she’d saved her babysitting money - because she had never needed to use it to help her parents make rent - she was able to pay for the car’s repair without telling her insurance about the accident, so as far as they’re concerned she’s a perfect driver.)
Health insurance isn’t among those costs, because as a 20-year-old I’m still on my parents’ plan, and because my parents both have white-collar jobs it’s a pretty good plan that also covers my eye doctor and my dentist.