moral reasons

peregrineroad replied to your post: Oooh! Yondu/Meredith, haunted.

I think actually, in the beating scene, he’s very actively working the crowd while also feeding Peter prompts? Like…‘is that what she’s been filling your head with, boy? sentiment?’ is both displacing the responsibility from Peter to an outside influence, and telegraphing that moral reasons aren’t gonna work: Peter needs to come up with a material advantage to letting him go. etc.

Ohhhh man, I LOVE this! ‘cause wow, that hits my competence kink like whoa. He’d be having to guide the onlookers to see what he wants them to see, and guide Peter in the direction he wants him to go, all without letting the crowd catch a hint of what he’s actually doing.

Yondu is so smart. He doesn’t often get credit for it, and he can be a complete idiot about some things, because his damage gets in his way. But he really is very sharp, very quick-witted. And I guess he’d have to be, to survive the things he’s survived.

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bnha for the series ask!

  • favorite character: shouto 💖✨🔥❄️
  • second favorite character: kirishima!! 💞☀️💪🏼 i wish i could say a female character, but the author forgot to develop them :/
  • least favorite character: that one very bad comic relief character in class 1-a that just makes everyone uncomfortable but the author keeps trying to make us think he’s cool, actually
  • the character i’m most like: tamaki! i was so happy to see a hero with anxiety. i loved him from his very first appearance, it was super relatable gfidilsdjf 
  • favorite pairing: kiribaku and miritama! 
  • least favorite pairing: speaking of simple dislike with no ethical or moral reasons (so putting various pedoshit - d*k*m*ght in particular - and b*k*d*k* - since i used to be a bullying victim too - aside), i’d say t*d*m*mo. i don’t really… feel it. also k*r*m*na, since kirishima is… yknow… pretty fucking gay 
  • favorite moment: bakugou vs. uraraka, the field trip arc (especially the slice-of-life-ish moments at the beginning and ochaco and tsuyu’s fight against toga), the dorm rooms, kirishima’s backstory, and “you’re next” 
  • rating out of 10: Why Do Shonen Have To Be Like That/10, i wish i could drown h*rikoshi in respect women + trans ppl juice. it’s a pretty good series if you pretend female characters don’t exist, so you can watch/read it without thinking ‘she deserves better’ every time you see a boob
Cooking Shows I’d Want To Watch:
  • Two chefs are given what the average person visiting a food shelf for a family of four might be given. They must make five delicious meals from it, with a little help from the /very/ limited (Flour, salt, black pepper, red pepper, garlic powder, sugar, baking soda), pantry, within the thirty minute time limit.
  • Chefs who don’t normally cook kosher are given a quick lesson in what is kosher. They are then given a basket of theme ingredients, or maybe an Iron Chef style single ingredient, and they must make a delicious meal from it while following the rules of kosher within the thirty minute time limit.
  • The chef is given a judging panel of four people with dietary restrictions, either due to allergies, or religious or moral reasons. They must make a meal that the whole panel can eat and enjoy in the thirty minute time limit.
  • Michelin star rated chefs are pitted against each other, having to cook dishes, 3-7 year old children and their parents, both enjoy. So the parents can’t influence the kids to try stuff, the panels are served separately.
  • Anthony Bourdain, and Gordon Ramsay. Sesame Street. Basically, Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain compete against each other for a panel of judges in a format similar to Iron Chef. The secret ingredient is some kind of vegetable or other food kids don’t eat. The Sesame Street muppets, probably either Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Elmo, or Cookie Monster, play the role of the floor reporters, Kermit, Bert, and Ernie are the commentators. The panel of judges, a group of young children, decide the winner. Whomever wins gets $10,000 to donate to a children’s related charity of their choice.
  • person a: that's not fair!
  • person b: LIFE isn't fair!
  • person a: life isn't a conscious being that makes deliberate choices within a personal moral framework and a socially constructed value system. you, on the other hand, as a human being acting consciously and non-randomly within both of those frameworks, should be able to come to a conclusion based on reasonable moral standards about what the most equitable and respectful course of action is in any given circumstance, and act accordingly. it is especially incumbent upon you to do so if you are in a position of authority or otherwise have greater ability to determine the outcome of a situation than those who will be most affected by it.
  • person b: what
  • person a: I said you're full of shit
Sanders Sides Appreciation Month

It’s almost been a whole year since The Sander’s Sides first debut! And to commemorate not only that but hitting 2 million subs, I want to unite the Fander’s so we can all appreciate the characters Thomas and Joan have created we have come to love together!

Starting Monday July 31st, Sanders Sides Appreciation Month will begin! It will span the course of FIVE weeks giving tribute to each of the separate characters in the order of their appearance.

July 31st-August 6th : Logan/Logic

August 7th-August 13th : Roman/Princey

August 14th-August 20th : Patton/Dad/Morality

August 21st-August 27th : Virgil/Anxiety

August 28th-September 3rd : Joan and Talyn (Because they do so much for Thomas!!!!!)

You can celebrate these characters in any way you want to! But, I have created a fun little project that is completely optional and will definitely make this month more entertaining. 

(If you don’t like these sets of challenges, please feel free to make your own! After all, everything points back to the brilliance of Thomas and his friends anyways. This month is all about them and respecting and enjoying what they have created.)

On the sunday before each week starts I will post a series of optional challenges all relating to the character of the week! Each day will have a title, and then three challenges that correspond to the day. By no means do you have to do all three of them, but they are there so everyone has an option. This just helps everyone’s creative juices get flowing!

To demonstrate, I will post Logan’s Challenge Calendar for this coming week:

Day 1: Monday July 31st - The First Day of School (Introducing the teacher)

a. Describe Logan in only four words.

b. 10 Headcannons you personally have for Logan: Go!

c. Write a fic or draw art of what you think would happen on the first day of school if Logan happened to be your Teacher. (Go wild!)

Day 2: Tuesday August 1st - Trouble Makers

a. Detention with Logan! What does it look like?

b. Someone switched Logan’s clothes with one of the other sides! Hilarity is bound to ensue!

c. Before Logan became a Sander’s Side, he was just known as the teacher Character Thomas played in his vines. Which one of the vines Logan appeared in was your favorite and why?

Day 3: Wednesday August 2nd - The Heart behind the Mind

a. Watch Big Hero 6 or Atlantis: The Lost Empire Today! (Your choice)

b. Read a chapter of either Sherlock Holmes or the Murder of Roger Ackroyd. (Yes you may use sparknotes. Logan says otherwise, but I say its not cheating. :) )

c. Despite being the Logical Side, Logan does display some emotions, whether he knows it or not. Try writing a poem or fanfiction from Logan’s point of view about a moment in time where he tries to analyze his emotions and the meaning of them. Or you could draw picture depicting something along these lines.

Day 4: Thursday August 3rd - FINALS!

a. Write a one page essay MLA format about your favorite TV show/movie/video game/comic book and point out all the inconsistencies you find.

b. Create a Logan themed puzzle to share! (Could be a crossword or a word search or any other puzzle you can think of) Or you can just solve a puzzle in honor of Logan.

c. Write a fanfiction or create art about how Logan would act if it was final’s week. Would he be cool and collected? Or all over the place?

Day 5: Friday August 4th - Teacher Appreciation Day

a. Out of everything Logan has said, which of his quotes stick out the most to you and why?

b. Write a fanfiction or create art about how you show your appreciation to Logan on the last day of school.

c. Share a story in your life where a teacher helped you along the path of becoming a better person. So often we overlook the ‘Logans’ in our life, when many of them made us into who we are today.

Day 6: Saturday August 5th - Graduation

a. You invite Thomas and all of his sides to your graduation party! I wonder how that goes…

b. Logan goes on vacation! Where does he go?

c. Write a letter from the eyes of Logan, about how good you were in his classes. (*cough* or how bad *cough*)

Day 7: Sunday August 6th - The Real World

a. Wear a necktie all day!

b. If Logan wasn’t a teacher, what job would he have?

c. How will you say goodbye to Logan as your teacher? Maybe go out with a bang! Or draw Logan and Roman interacting somehow. Out with the old and in with the new. We sure will miss you…Logan.

When you post your challenge to your wall, all I ask is you put what day it is and which challenge you are doing followed by using the tag: #sanderssidesappreciationmonth .

On Monday, It will officially start! I really want to try to make this a thing on all social medias! Post it everywhere! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all using the same tag: #sanderssidesappreciationmonth Reblogs are greatly appreciated!

 @thatsthat24  I love you and this is how I want to give back all the smiles and joy you have brought to all your lovely subscribers.

Seeing as ‘Riverdale’ Jughead Jones is creating too much disagreement I decided to leave this here, hoping it would help you understand better what Asexuality really is and maybe lessen up this disappointment

Learn what it means to be asexual.

Asexuality is a sexual orientation that means a person feels no sexual attraction to people of any gender. However, a person who identifies as asexual can still choose to have sex, can still love, can still be involved with a romantic partner or get married, and can still engage in normal relationships.

Asexuality doesn’t describe what a person chooses to do, but rather how a person feels. Asexual people have emotional needs, feel attraction to others, and can even feel arousal: they just don’t feel sexual attraction.

  • Many asexual people still identify as lesbian, gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual (attracted to people of any gender or sexual orientation) as well.
  • Asexuality is not the same as having a low libido, which can be caused by medical or health issues, nor is it the same as repressing one’s sexual desires.

Understand the asexuality umbrella.

As with any sexual orientation, the label asexual is a generalization that doesn’t explain or represent everyone who identifies that way. All humans are unique and individual, and sexual orientation exists on a spectrum of needs, desires, interests, and attractions. Think of asexuality as an umbrella term that describes people who identify as asexual, gray-asexual, and demisexual.

  • Gray-asexual means that a person experiences sexual attraction, but either not very often or only to a minimal extent.
  • Demisexual describes a person who only feels sexual attraction to people with whom a close emotional bond has been formed.

Differentiate asexuality from abstinence and celibacy.

Abstinence is the deliberate choice to refrain from sexual activity, while celibacy is the deliberate choice to refrain from sexual activity and marriage (or marriage-like relationships). These choices may be made for religious, philosophical, moral, or other reasons. Asexuality is a lack of sexual attraction, but not necessarily a lack of sexual appetite (libido). This means asexual people can be:

  • Abstinent or celibate.
  • Sexually active through masturbation.
  • Sexually active with partners.

Learn what asexuality isn’t. Asexuality is a sexual orientation that’s distinct from heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, and other orientations. However, asexuality also has nothing to do with biological sex, gender identity, or gender expression. And being asexual doesn’t mean you are aromantic, which means a person feels no romantic attraction to others.

Dating an Asexual Person

Recognize that there are different types of relationships.

Just as there are friendships, mother-daughter relationships, father-son relationships, and innumerable other types of platonic (non-sensual) relationships, so too are there many types of romantic relationships aside from just sexual romantic relationships. Dating an asexual person may open your eyes to new types of relationships, which could include:

  • Romantic non-sexual relationships, which often involve physical affection, cuddling, and commitment.
  • Aromantic non-sexual relationships, which involve a deep commitment to one another. While these relationships can include physical affection, there is no sexual or romantic element.

Communicate openly.

Regardless of the circumstances, dating is always about getting to know someone better, and dating someone who identifies as asexual is no different. The key to any relationship is free and open communication. It’s important to discuss personal boundaries early in any relationship, so that partners know what is acceptable, what’s unacceptable, and what is and isn’t expected of each other. If you are unsure of something, it’s always best to just ask!

  • It’s important not to be offended if someone you’re dating comes out to you as asexual. It’s not an excuse and it’s not an attempt to get out of the relationship. That person is just trying to be honest and open.

Understand that an asexual person can be intimate.

Asexual people often partake in romantic partnerships or relationships, but whether a person is open to physical or sexual intimacy depends on the individual. But dating doesn’t necessarily require physical or sexual interaction, and two people can develop a strong emotional or romantic relationship with or without a sexual element: intimacy is much more than just physical touching or sexual activity.

  • An asexual partner may or may not be open to sexual activity, so it’s important to communicate so that everyone involved is on the same page. Feeling sexual pleasure is different from feeling sexual attraction, and some asexual people can enjoy sex.
  • Conversely, some asexual people are not interested in sex at all, and will not be open to exploring a sexual relationship.

And to finish this, some myths:

Asexual people can’t fall in love.

Many asexuals can feel the full range of romantic emotions, from a slight crush to true love.  It’s just devoid of a sexual component.  Asexuals are not limited to platonic love, either.  When an ace feels love, it can be every bit as complex and deep as the romantic love that anyone else feels.

There is a concept of romantic (or affectional) orientation, which describes who a person is romantically attracted to.  Romantic orientation is separate from sexual orientation, although in many people, their romantic and sexual orientations do happen to coincide.  Common romantic orientations include heteroromantic (romantic attraction toward the opposite gender), homoromantic (romantic attraction toward the same gender), bi/panromantic (romantic attraction toward both/all genders), and aromantic (romantic attraction toward no gender).

Asexual people don’t/can’t have sex.

Most asexual people can have sex, and some of them do. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction, not a lack of sexual ability.  Asexuals are physically and physiologically indistinguishable from other people, in other words, in most cases, the equipment is all there and in working order.  If an asexual person is incapable of having sex, it is usually due to some other condition, and not necessarily related to their asexuality.


So, I guess everyone has their own conclusions now as if Jughead can or can’t be in a relationship, can or can’t fall in love, can or can’t have sex. It’s pretty clear to all of us that this is different from the comics so as all the characters Jughead most likely won’t be exactly alike, that doesn’t mean Jughead is or is not asexual or won’t be in a near future.

I finished, hope it helped you.

im so fucking angry because terezi pyrope’s personal system of ethics is one of the most nuanced and detailed examples of CLS paired with a critique of justice that i’ve ever seen in a piece of fiction and it’s homestuck

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modern!Anders labeling Ser Pounce-a-lot's favorite box 'Fort Asshole' (I think every person owned by a cat has done this)


Pounce doesn’t seem to mind. (Click for Anders HQ. | Art requests are open!)

i oppose queer cafes not for any moral or political reason but the fact that you kno they gon name a drink “twink” with extra whipped cream and sell it

so you’re taking a philosophy class... now what?

Philosophy is intimidating. You probably think of Pluto and Socrates, and while they are a part of philosophy, there is so much more to it. The subject is foreign and hard for many, but once you get the hang of it, it can easily become one of your favorite classes. Here’s some tips to make these classes a bit easier:

What the flippidy-doo-da even is philosophy???

Philosophy is the study of why. Ethics, morality, reasoning, all fall under philosophy. There’s a bunch of sub-topics in philosophy, like hedonism (what determines what is good for us?), relativism (why do we have different morals from someone else?), morality (what is the difference between right and wrong?), and more!

What makes a philosophy class different from any other class?

In philosophy there is no right or wrong answer. Everything is relative, subjective, and opinionated. The answer is never “yes” or “no”. Philosophy is essentially a lot of questions, but not many answers.

What can I expect in a philosophy class?

Socratic. Seminars. They are everywhere in philosophy classes. These are very similar to debates in the sense that its a group/the whole class talking about a subject, but you’re not trying to persuade anyone or change anyone’s mind, you’re simply talking about it. In college, philosophy classes tend to be smaller (under 40 people) for this reason. But don’t let the idea of a Socratic seminar scare you away from taking a philosophy class. They aren’t that bad. Why? Because there is no right or wrong answer. You don’t have to worry about saying something wrong or sounding stupid because literally you can’t say anything wrong. And if the idea of talking to other stresses you out, just remember that your fellow class mates are in the same exact position as you are. 

What can I do to *succeed* in a philosophy class?

Know your argument. Typically in philosophy there are three “arguments” (similar to a debate…ish). The for, the against, and the somewhere in the middle. On all of my philosophy tests, all of the questions are the same. exact. thing. Here’s an example from my last philosophy exam:

What is Hedonism?

What is an argument for Hedonism?

What is an argument against Hedonism?

What is your opinion on Hedonism?

You need to know of both sides of an argument, but other than that, there’s no memorization. It’s all explaining and why. You’ll learn very quickly how do BS a paragraph.

Also, Crash Course - Philosophy will become your best friend in the world.

Types of people who would especially love philosophy classes:

- Like writing, debates, and is opinionated

- ENTJ, ESTP, ISFP, ENTP, INFJ, INTP

- Aquarius, Leo, Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces


@samsstudygram , The So You’re Taking Series - Philosophy

“The Basics”

The basic structure of the sortinghatchats system is that you aren’t just sorted into one House, but into two tiers of Houses: Primary and Secondary. Your Primary House defines WHY you do things. Your Secondary defines HOW. To build this system, we’ve drawn on the Sorting Hat’s songs, general HP canon, extracanonical data (ex. interviews with JKR)… and then extrapolated.

People are complex– for joy or for utility, due to social pressure or careless recreation, people often use the reasoning or methods of Houses that aren’t their Primary or Secondary. We call this “modelling” or “performing” a house and we will explain it in greater detail later. These additional layers help us capture some complexities in characters that we couldn’t get using Primary and Secondary alone. People can vary hugely in how they embody their Houses; in this system, Aang, the heroic pacifist protagonist from Avatar the Last Airbender, shares most of his Houses with HP’s Lord Voldemort.

The way you decide which Houses are yours is not necessarily by looking at what you do, but at what would make you proudest and most content if you were strong enough to do it. Your sorting is what you want to be and what you believe you should do, whether or not you actually live up to it. That’s how people like Peter Pettigrew can end up in Gryffindor.

PRIMARIES

Your Primary is your why. It’s your motivations, your values, and the way you frame the world around you. It’s how and what you prioritize, and what you weigh most heavily when making your decisions. People often also assume that others share those priorities. A common response to our system is “but you must oversort into Gryffindor/Slytherin/Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff–everyone has that type of morality, deep down!”

Gryffindor Primaries trust their moral intuitions and have a need and a drive to live by them. They feel what’s right in their gut, and that matters and guides them. If they don’t listen to and act on that, it feels immoral.

We call Gryffindor morality “felt” but that doesn’t mean they’re all impetuous, emotional hellions. Gryffindors can still be intelligent, deliberate creatures who weigh their decisions and moralities carefully. Reasoning, intellectualizing and debate can be support for a Gryffindor’s felt morality– but those things can never make a fully satisfying morality in themselves. Some things are just wrong, no matter what pretty words you use to explain them.

Ravenclaw Primaries have a constructed system that they test their decisions against before they feel comfortable calling something right. This system might be constructed by them, or it might have been taught to them as children, or it might have been discovered by them some point later in life. But it gives them a way to frame the world and a confidence in their ability to interact with it morally.

Ravenclaws do not lack an intuitive sense of morality or gut feeling about things, but they distrust those instincts and have a need to ignore or to dig down deep and dissect those internal moral impulses. Living within their built moral system is as important to a Ravenclaw as to a Gryffindor; it’s the source of the morality that differs between them–what they trust.

Hufflepuff Primaries value people–all people. They value community, they bond to groups (rather than solely individuals), and they make their decisions off of who is in the most need and who is the most vulnerable and who they can help. They value fairness because every person is a person and feel best when they give everyone that fair chance. Even directly wronged, a Hufflepuff will often give someone a second (or fifth) chance.

This doesn’t mean all Hufflepuffs are inherently tolerant human beings, any more than all Gryffindors are inherently good, moral creatures. Hufflepuffs tend to believe that all people deserve some type of kindness, decency, or consideration from them–but they can define “person” however they want, excluding individuals or even whole groups.

Slytherin Primaries are fiercely loyal to the people they care for most. Slytherin is the place where “you’ll make your real friends”– they prioritize individual loyalties and find their moral core in protecting and caring for the people they are closest to.

Slytherin’s reputation for ambition comes from the visibility of this promotion of the self and their important people– ambition is something you can find in all four Houses; Slytherin’s is just the one that looks most obviously selfish.

Because their morality system of “me and mine first” is fairly narrow in scope, Slytherins often construct a secondary morality system to deal with situations that are not addressed by their loyalty system.

SECONDARIES

Your Secondary is your how. It’s how you approach the world as a person interacting with it, and how you make your way. It’s how you problem-solve. It’s not necessarily what you’re best at, or even what’s the most useful to you, but about what skills and methods you value as being intrinsic to you. Do you improvise, do you plan? Do you work on something a little bit every day? Do you charge into the fray and tell people exactly what’s on your mind? What do you do? How would you describe the way you meet the world?

Note: the term “Secondary” is not meant to imply that how you do things is any less important than why (the Primary House). It’s simply the way our terminology fell out and we’re too lazy to change it. The importance of motivations v. methods is a personal sliding scale– it’s perfectly valid for a person to identify with their Secondary House over their Primary. (When drawing from canonical sources, we assumed each character likely was in a House that matched to either their Primary or their Secondary. For instance, Harry is in Gryffindor for his heroic Gryffindor Primary, but Ginny Weasley is there for her brash and bold Gryffindor Secondary.)

Gryffindor Secondaries charge. They meet the world head-on and challenge it to do its worst. Gryffindor Secondaries are honest, brash, and bold in pursuit of things they care about. Known for their bravery, it is almost a moral matter to stay true to themselves in any situation that they’re in.

Ravenclaw Secondaries plan. They collect information, they strategize. They have tools. They run hypotheticals and try to plan ahead for things that might come up. They build things (of varying degrees of practicality and actual usefulness) that they can use later– whether that’s an emergency supply pack, a vast knowledge of Renaissance artistic techniques and supplies, or a series of lists and contingency plans. They feel less at home in improvisation and more comfortable planning ahead and taking the time to be prepared.

Hufflepuff Secondaries toil. Their strength comes from their consistency and the integrity of their method. They’re our hard workers. They build habits and systems for themselves and accomplish things by keeping at them. They have a steadiness that can make them the lynchpin (though not usually the leader) of a community. While stereotyped as liking people and being kind (and this version is perhaps a common reality), a Hufflepuff secondary can also easily be a caustic, introverted misanthrope who runs on hard work alone.

Slytherin Secondaries improvise. They are the most adaptive secondary, finding their strength in responding quickly to whatever a situation throws at them. They improvise differently than the Gryffindor Secondary, far more likely to try coming at situations from different angles than to try strong-arming them. They might describe themselves as having different “faces” for different people and different situations, dropping them and being just themselves only when they’re relaxing or feel safe.

But the Journey Continues…

These four basic Primary and Secondary houses are summarized starting places that we use as a basis for further discussion. What are some ways this gets complicated?

Keep reading

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My ex hurt me very deeply, and I'm looking for little curses or hexes to make him see the error of his ways. Any ideas? I've never done curses before

  • [Devour Course] (to suffocate someone’s power over you and justly punish them for wrong done to you)
  • [Forget Me Not] (a curse full of regrets made with no regrets)
  • [Lunar Punishment Curse] (to discipline one’s target and make them realize the severity of their actions) (tw: gif)
  • [Mirrorbox Curse] (a curse for someone to learn a lesson, with a side of sheer malice for personal justice’s sake)
  • [My Pain to Yours] (a curse made for those who knowingly or unknowingly hurt you and continue to do so)
  • [Night of the Hunter] (a revenge curse to give the worst of ill wishes to the target)
  • [“Only a Memory” Curse] (for someone who has deeply wronged you and messed with your mental health; to banish them from your life and force them to face all the wrong they’ve done to you, and to allow you to let go of the pain and move on with your life) *my favorite*
  • [The “Poor Unfortunate Soul” Curse] (for use on those who have wronged you in the past)
  • [A Serious Curse for a Serious Crime] (for a target who has inflected personal pain on somebody, who has caused trauma, who has wronged other people or animals, etc., to “flood them in their wrongs”)
  • [‘The Source’ Curse] (to reflect everything you’ve experienced because of the target; additionally, it will cause paranoia, fear and often, a rash of extremely unpleasant dreams)
  • [Wake-Up Slap] (to make your target wake up and see what they’ve done) (tw: gif)
  • [Walk-a-Mile Hex] (to enlighten the target through disciplinary action; to force someone to see through the eyes of another, for the oppressor to feel their own oppression)
  • [“You Oughta Know” Curse] (ideal for getting back at an ex-lover, but should work for anyone who has wronged you)
  • [Your Joy Will Turn to Ashes, a Curse] (for someone who has wronged you in a grievous manner, especially by committing abuse; to return the negativity and pain to the target)

If you’ve never cursed before, I recommend really making sure this is what you wanna do, and that you’ll be committed to it. Not for any morality reasons - just doubt can (not always, but can) manifest interestingly in magic, particularly in regards to curses. If you’re not sure if you really want to send the curse, it might misfire or even rebound on you. You’ve gotta be confident that this is what you really want, and that you can stick it through, not regret it, and deal with any repercussions there might be. (Might, not guaranteed, and solid protections and cleansing can deal with most of the “backlash” from curse-slinging.)

Dispensing abortifacients & contraceptives during pharmacy school...I Need to Vent, I Really Need Advice and Prayers Please

I’m faced with a moral dilemma about my career choice. I wanted to become a pharmacist and I was SO excited about it. It was one of my dreams for the longest time, I even planned my whole academic life around my desire to become a pharmacist.
I made a promise to myself and prayed to God that I would be a Pro-Life pharmacist no matter what, even if I have to run my own pro-life pharmacy business, or avoid retail pharmacy altogether and go into another pharmacy specialty to avoid dispensing abortifacients, lethal doses of drugs known for euthanasia, and contraceptives.

However, what’s stopping me now is the rotations/internships during pharmacy school, because I would be required to work in a retail pharmacy setting under their own policies. There are no Christian/Catholic pharmacy schools in my areas (and even if there was, we all know how a lot of so-called Christian/Catholic schools don’t really practice Church teachings and morals…).
I tried contacting my available pharmacy schools to ask if they will allow me to avoid dispensing abortifacients and contraceptives during rotations/internships and so far, only one school replied back saying, “I cannot guarantee a rotation schedule that would reflect this student’s preferences”.

I was praying and thinking that if all the pharmacy schools I contact reply back telling me I can’t avoid dispensing abortifacients and contraceptives during their rotations/internships, then I will know that it’s not God’s will for me and I won’t become a pharmacist…

Although I trust God and His will for me, I’m still devastated. I really wanted to study pharmacy. I really wanted to learn and become a professional to use this knowledge to help people and possibly make a difference by being pro-life. All I wanted was to go to pharmacy school and become a pharmacist without having to dispense abortifacients, lethal drugs, and contraceptives. How is this not possible? Pharmacy and healthcare are SO MUCH MORE than abortifacients, euthanasia, and contraceptives.

I wonder how many intelligent, skilled, compassionate people have been turned away or discouraged from pursuing a healthcare career because of situations like this…
If anyone tries to make an argument and tell you that most doctors and healthcare professionals support abortion, euthanasia, contraceptives, etc., that’s not accurate - a lot of that probably has more to do with the fact that a lot of schools and laws make it nearly impossible for pro-life students and healthcare professionals to object.

To top it off, almost everyone I know in my life was so thrilled, happy, and proud of me that I wanted to become a pharmacist. I come from a family/culture where becoming a doctor (or any other similar career) is highly preferred and admired, some of them and their children are in those careers, so if I’m unable to pursue my career anymore, I’m going to be disappointing my family and a few certain people will probably gossip about me.
I’m already known in my family for being “too much” Catholic, so now I might be ridiculed for my decision.

My mom is very intelligent and working towards her career as well, but out of love, she sacrificed her dream so that I could pursue mine first. She’s the one who’s supporting me and helping me by paying for my college (God bless her) and she was also really excited, proud of me, and helping me plan to become a pharmacist, so when I told her my concerns, she either didn’t take what I said seriously or she was disappointed in what I said, and she noticed how I haven’t been showing much interest in my academic life for a while lately, so she commented, “You just don’t want to become a pharmacist, that’s what it is.” which kinda stung, cause since she’s Catholic like me, I thought she would’ve been more supportive…

But even though she’s also Catholic and doesn’t support abortifacients, euthanasia, and contraceptives either, she thinks it’s not a sin by dispensing them since “it’s not you who’s taking them” and “even if you don’t dispense it, the patient will still find another way to get it anyway”, but I know for a fact that it’s still partaking in someone’s sin and that’s a sin in itself, and after researching and reading/seeing all the horrible effects that abortifacients, euthanasia, and contraceptives have on people and society, there is NO way I could ever support these in any way for anyone.

Like I said, whatever happens, I trust God and His will for me. It’s just…I was really set on becoming a pharmacist already, I really wanted to become knowledgeable in medicine and help people live healthier and make a difference by being pro-life, now I don’t know what I’m going to do for a career and how to support my family in the future, and I’m going to be disappointing the people I love in my life and they’re going to be judging me. I’m worried that I’ll succumb to pressure and follow through with pharmacy school despite the moral implications…

The only other career I was equally interested in was becoming a naturopathic doctor because I love natural and holistic medicine, but even with that career, in the naturopathic medicine school, I would potentially have to deal with various sketchy New Age and false spirituality practices that are also dangerous.
It’s like I can’t pursue any of my dream careers, and the people in my life don’t understand me fully, cause they think I’m just being “too much” again. It’s really confusing and frustrating.

What should I do, guys? Should I still become a pharmacist? What would you do if you were in my situation?
Have any of you been in a situation like this? What did you do?
Does anyone have suggestions for other medical/healthcare careers I can pursue that are similar to a pharmacist and naturopathic doctor, that help people heal and live healthier and that have a good salary to support a family, without having to deal with grave immoral practices?

I would really love some advice and prayers please.

I hope you guys don’t mind if I tag you @by-grace-of-god , @patron-saint-of-smart-asses , @alwaysabeautifullife , @emeraldboreas , @saulof-tarsus , @tradcatmaria , @cathy-sienna-40 , since you guys are aware of things like this happening and so more people can read and reblog this and possibly offer advice and prayers. Thank you, God bless <3

second time’s a charm | jjk

summary: what’s the difference between the handsome stranger you slept with last night and the successful doctor that’s your new boss? 99% of people will get this wrong.
{doctor!au}
pairing: jungkook x reader
word count: 2k
genre: fluff
warnings: alcohol mention + implied smut
a/n: guess who’s back and better than ever? not me. i’m sick with a cold. but here’s a little something to get me back on my writing! requested by anon!

Jeon Jungkook is very good at his job.

At least, that’s what you can gather, from all the times you’ve seen his name in the Top Doctor lists from very respectable websites, to the plaques that line the walls of the hospital you work at, to the piles of the medical magazines that all have his name plastered on the cover at the front desk. Your hospital boasts about him, because not all hospitals get to brag about having the best doctor in South Korea in their offices, do they?

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Title: Rambling
Pairing: Moxiety
A/N: this is my first time writing these characters ever, so please tell me how i did!

“…and did you know that Drifloon has one of the creepiest dex entries, like, listen, the thing takes kids away and just floats off with them.  Of course, like, Phantumps are souls of kids that died lost in the woods. That’s pretty freaky, too…”

Patton had been listening to Virgil for over an hour at this point.  Somehow, they’d gone from a simple “hey, kiddo, how’s it?” to a full one-sided Virgil conversation about scary stuff and whatever edgy-ness the anxious side could think of.  And Patton was so happy.

Never before had any of them truly sat down and talked with Virgil, which Patton supposed was why he’d been hesitant to actual strike up a conversation that whole hour ago.  His remark of “you don’t actually care how I’m doing, so why do you ask?” stung a bit, and that hurt had apparently been very present on Patton’s face.

“That is so untrue!” Patton insisted, stamping a foot.  “Listening to you tell me about your day would be such an honor.”

“…Really?”

From there, Virgil slowly started to tell Patton about what Roman had said that irked him that morning, which somehow lead to him beginning the rambling spiral that started in music and apparently transitioned to Pokemon at one point.  Patton simply took a seat across from Virgil and plopped his chin in his palms, attention (mostly) focused on what Virgil had to say.  And, you know what?  Virgil wasn’t squirming.  He wasn’t trying to hide, turn anything into a horrible scenario…he was even keeping the self-deprecation down!  Which was good, because Patton still was ready to fight him if needed.  But, Virgil seemed…well, not anxious.  He was so incredibly cute!  Look at that precious smile!  Listen to how passionate Virgil is!

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More doodlesketches, this time Joly (and a few others!) ,just getting back into the habit.

My Joly never looks as skinny as he is in my head. :>but he’s a teeny guy!