the headcanon for meeting so's parents for the first time is really interesting! can you make those for the titan trio?? I would imagine berthold would be a giant mess of sweat
No prob, anon! These can be viewed as multi-verse, but they’d make the most sense in a modern AU, all things considered. Enjoy!
Out of everyone, Reiner would probably be the least anxious about meeting his s/o’s family. It has less to do with him being overly confident and more about his genuine curiosity to see where his s/o grew up.
He would probably buy some nice, high-quality chocolates to take with him as a gift just to make a good impression. As strong and confident and focused as Reiner is, he genuinely wants to make a good impression on his s/o’s parents.
It doesn’t take very long for his s/o’s mother to be charmed. Reiner seems to care a lot for their child and he is pretty charming when he wants to be. Their father would be impressed by how Reiner is dependable, especially when it comes to his kid. Any reservations about him being a good match for them are quickly dissolved during dinner time.
Reiner’s s/o’s parents come to quickly love and adopt him into their family. After he’s been coming around often to family outings and holiday dinners, their parents begin to nonchalantly drop questions about when the two were going to get engaged, when’s the wedding, etc…
Although Reiner’s s/o would be mortified, Reiner himself takes the questions in stride, even if he is a little embarrassed, inwardly. When they are alone, his s/o profusely apologizes, but he just laughs it off since it’s not a super big deal.
Over all, Reiner easily accumulates into his s/o’s life, which is relieving to the both of them.
Oh dear lord. The moment his s/o mentions family dinner, Bertholdt would just start to excessively sweat. He really, really wants to make a good impression on his s/o’s parents, but he isn’t outgoing like Reiner is and doesn’t want to come off as impolite or disinterested because he’s shy.
His s/o would be quick to assure him that their parents know all about him already, given that they spoke about him quite frequently. When he realizes that it truly does mean a lot to his s/o if he met their parents, he agrees to go with a feeble, barely-there smile.
He brings a nice bouquet of flowers and a bottle of wine underneath Reiner’s suggestions to make a good impression. Although he probably took two showers that day and wore a clinical strength deodorant, Bertholdt would be sweating bullets and anxious as hell. His s/o does their best to calm him down, but there is no coming off that anxiety train when their parents open the front door to greet him.
Bertholdt just wants to make the best impression that he can because he genuinely loves his s/o and wants their family to like him. He’s polite at the dinner table and honest, even if he stammers a few times and his cheeks are the same color as the cherry tomatoes in his salad.
His s/o’s parents would be able to tell how much he loves them after that dinner, so their mother would be the first one to suggest that he comes back every once in a while. Slowly but surely, Bertholdt would relax around his s/o’s family and, while he’s still a little worried about doing or saying something stupid, he’s able to integrate fairly well.
His s/o’s mom would probably adore him. Bertholdt is precious even if he doesn’t mean to be and it leads to some cute teasing between his s/o’s mother and father, much to his chagrin.
Out of the three, Annie is the hardest to convince to meet her s/o’s parents, if only for the fact that she knows she isn’t going to make a good impression on them. Annie very rarely trusts and lets people in, so the last thing she wants to do is create friction between her s/o and her parents since she’s convinced they will 100% dislike her.
It takes some coaxing, but Annie eventually agrees to meet their s/o’s parents, but warns them that it won’t go over well. She spends a lot of time and effort making sure she looks nice and dies a little on the inside when her s/o knocks on their parent’s door.
Of course, they welcome her inside and compliment how pretty she is and how their kid lucked out, but it’s mostly to keep the mood light and cheerful. Annie is a bundle of nerves even if it doesn’t show across her face. Her s/o is fairly adept at reading her, however, and makes sure to lay their hand on her leg or arm throughout dinner in hopes of comforting her.
Her s/o already warned their parents that Annie was quiet and, while they were expecting it, it’s still a little difficult to keep conversation going. Their parents just about give up getting any information out of Annie about her interests until her s/o leans over and whispers something in her ear. Much to their parents surprise, they are treated to a rare and beautiful smile that forms on Annie’s lips.
Although it takes a little longer to coax Annie out of her shell, her s/o’s parents do their best to invite her to various dinners and outings in hopes of getting to know her. Slowly, little by little, Annie lets her guard down around them until she genuinely comes to enjoy their company. Her s/o’s parents become like a second family to her, especially when they learn about her father and her rocky relationship with him.
Even though she’s still fairly quiet and only chimes in when she has something to say or reply to, it’s obvious that Annie cares about her s/o’s family by her open body language around them.
It’s quite strange to write anything remotely resembling an introduction to something associated with Columbine after all these years of research. It often feels like the case is a “seen it all”-type of deal, to which I’m sure quite a few of you can relate. Yet, there is still an occasional drive to talk about aspects of the case at length. There’s a need to speak about some things that doesn’t go away, not even after all this time, and I guess this “introduction” is one way of dealing with that urge to just keep speaking about it.
If you’d told me four years ago that I’d be writing this about Eric and not Dylan, I would’ve laughed hysterically and called you a liar. If you’d told me back then that I would come to understand Eric in a way that I now can no longer understand Dylan, I would’ve frowned and questioned a lot of things about the future. But it’s the truth of what happened in this time, I suppose, and it’s the one thing that gives me a drive to write Columbine-related things at this point. This piece is something that will take you through my own journey of learning to comprehend Eric. It’s a process that I feel has been both intuitive and intelligent. More than anything, it’s a process that has taken me far away from the commonly accepted view of him as presented by the media.
Writing an introduction to Eric Harris isn’t so much about the basics. We all know that he was eighteen years old when he killed and died at Columbine. We know that he was born in April, but wasn’t native to Littleton at the time. We know that he moved from Kansas to Ohio, from Ohio to Michigan, and from Michigan to New York prior to ever setting foot in Colorado. We know that he came from a military family that seems to have been quite traditional in its set-up. We know he had an older brother. We know he loved to play computer games, liked all things military, and that he had an interest in German and history.
We also know that he was diagnosed with psychopathy after his death by people who should’ve known better. I am not saying that they should’ve known better because I’m one of those so-called “Eric apologists” who believes he vomited sparkly rainbows. It’d perhaps be easier to discard my opinion if I was. Rather, I believe they should have known better because this is one of the fields I studied extensively and have gained quite a lot of insight into. None of my studies point at post-mortem diagnoses being commonly accepted, nor do any of my own insights correspond with the ways in which the diagnosis was acquired and set.
HOOOOOOO BOY are you in for a treat, my friend. i’m going to make a master post for you since i love them a little too much and also because they are lacking in fans SO hopefully this will help out other people who want to die by the hands of history as well
Can you do Annie with a crush headcanon? (It can be in modern au or what every you feel like) Keep up the good work! I always enjoy looking through your blog!
Aw, thank-you so much, anon! Feedback means everything to mod Spookzz and I, so we always appreciate the kind words. This is sort of general and can be viewed as multi-verse, so I hope you enjoy!
Discovering that Annie has a crush on anyone would be equivalent to looking for a needle in a haystack. Her outward disposition and cold and standoffish, so it really takes those closest to her to see the slight change in her demeanor whenever her crush is around.
Mina is the first person to pick up on the way Annie’s eyes follow her crush out of the room. For someone who always acts disinterested in everything, the fact that Annie has taken a shine to this person must mean that she really, really likes them.
Of course, this prompts Mina to trying to set her up with them at any given moment, much to Annie’s dismay. None of her efforts ever work, but they do get Annie’s crush to take an interest in her as well.
Even though she speaks to them like she does with everyone else, it’s the out of character way Annie gives them all of her attention that lets anyone know that she’s interested in them. There are no awkward confessions or stammered, blushing compliments with her, but her rare feats of kindness speak volumes about how much she likes this person.
Underneath her facade, Annie is quite caring and loyal. Somehow it works out in her favor for her to be partnered with her crush for several things, thus allowing them to see her true colors.
Overall, Annie is fairly skilled at hiding her crush, but people who know her best would be able to see that she’s absolutely head-over-heels for this person.
Using new microscopy techniques, researchers are getting to watch life develop from the beginning. The gifs above were created from work being done at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Scientists William Lemon, Fernando Amat and Philipp Keller recorded the developing embryo of a fly called Drosophila melanogaster three hours after it was laid as an egg until it started crawling.
To view the fitful movements that occur in the embryo as early nonspecific cells transform into specialized ones and systems develop, they attached fluorescent compounds that glow under certain light to proteins in the nucleus of the its cells. They then trained a device called a simultaneous multiview light-sheet microscope onto the developing organism to follow the action, and took a picture every 30 seconds over the course of a day.
Their work, published last year in the journal Nature Methods, investigated the tracking and development of nuclei to understand where cells start and where they wind up. Understanding this evolution is one of the main goals of developmental biology.
Being Accountable for the Thoughts and Feelings We Entertain
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” - Charles Swindoll
The notion that how we feel is merely caused by events around us or directly involving us, is a scourge of our modern times. To believe that the external world and its perceived relationship to us is the major determinative factor in how we feel (“I can’t believe he/she said that to me—that’s so outrageous!”) is disempowering and self-destructive.
We impose our “shoulds” on what we perceive as “the world out there”, and then when it fails to live up to our arbitrary and abstract standards, we pout, mope, grumble and complain that it “should” have been different. Rather than tweaking our perception, we demand that the thing we perceive should tweak itself! When people fail to conform to our whimsy, we often then fall into yet another error avoided by the mindful: we replay upsetting events (events that we perceived as upsetting) and our emotional response/s to them in our heads over and over, further upsetting ourselves!
Many people like to imagine how they would have responded differently to an unpleasant scenario: perhaps some pithy and scathing repartee to put the aggressor in their place, or some supremely composed nonchalance in the face of adversity. But these mental rehashings and rehearsals have several negative effects, including: further encouraging sloppy, undisciplined and counterproductive thinking; distracting us from the present, wasting our time and energy; and the internally generated fight-or-flight stress response needlessly releases more cortisol into our blood, aging us even faster and suppressing our immune systems)—even though the moment has passed.
This function of our “time-binding semantic circuit” (as Tim Leary and Robert Anton Wilson have referred to it) makes us unique among the creatures on this planet. Only we humans choose to torture ourselves by replaying imaginary scenarios from the past that are unrelated to the present moment! We are unique among the creatures on this planet in our ability to squander the gift of the present moment by our thoughts of the past.
Firstly, we need to drop our “shoulds” in the moment and adopt a more “go with the flow” mindset wherein we acknowledge the infinite diversity of the multiverse and accept that there will always be things that crop up along the way that we won’t necessarily be overjoyed about. Believe that that is okay (and that it may ultimately be in your best interests!), and, as Niebuhr said, try to cultivate the serenity to accept the things you cannot change.
Next, we need to learn not to RE-act unconsciously to stimuli, rehashing our established habitual response to some perceived stressor. (“I can’t believe you’re doing this to me again!”) Instead, we need to develop a modicum of detachment and learn to observe what is occurring without identifying with it. That goes for both external processes and internal thought processes.
People forget that no matter what happens, there is always a multitude of angles to view it from, all of them complimentary. Too easily do we adopt the idea that our personal viewing angle trumps any other: “How I see it is right. I am completely objective. THEY are wrong.” It can be an extremely useful and healing exercise to step into another party’s shoes and try to humble oneself enough to see things from their perspective.
If it’s too late for you to try multi-angle viewing in the moment because you’ve already gotten swept away on a wave of emotion, all is not lost. You can still step back from your own thoughts and feelings: they are not you. Any thought or feeling you can observe (which is all of them) must be something other than yourself, something less than the totality of who and what you are.
Your thoughts and feelings come and go, they are transient, and yet through them all, you remain. Observe an emotional response, resist the temptation to fight it, and allow it to pass without judging yourself for having the feeling. Feelings are only human, but as the observer, you are uncolored, untainted consciousness.
Before we ever thought or felt, we were simply consciousness being. We can be that consciousness and train ourselves out of unconscious identification with our transient thoughts and feelings. You have feelings (and beliefs and thoughts), but they are not what you are. As Stephen Wolinsky notes in Quantum Consciousness, if a part of you can observe your feelings of sadness, then you must be more than merely the sadness itself. Observe it, don’t identify with it: it isn’t you. Thus, we learn to become the master, and emotion the servant.
Given the realization that you have a choice between neutrality, humor, offense, sadness, pain, anger, or even joy, in virtually any given circumstance, “Surely,” you might reason, “only a masochist would consciously choose anything other than enjoyable psychological assessments of and responses to events, or at the very least, relatively peaceful or neutral ones.” But we habitually and unconsciously choose anything but peace, neutrality or joy. Through effort, we can cultivate the mindfulness that allows us to recognize (“know again”) in the moment that we are the ones who choose our thoughts and feelings, no one else.
An amusing example of choosing a pleasant observer-created reality over a relatively unpleasant one that comes to mind regards the beloved Scottish comedian Billy Connelly. During a visit to America, Connelly was walking down a city footpath during a major traffic standstill, wherein a bus found itself stuck in the middle of an intersection, unable to move out of the way. One irate motorist who couldn’t quite cope with the “injustice” of the situation got out of his car, walked up to the bus and actually swore at the hapless passengers! Observing this as he passed by, Connelly burst into laughter at the man’s completely irrational paroxysm (as if the passengers on the bus were somehow responsible for its position on the road!).
Now, Connelly could just as easily have shaken his head, got on his “high horse” and bemoaned the inappropriate nature of the man’s uncivilized and anti-social behavior, but he didn’t do that. Instead, he immediately recognized the absurdity of swearing at the ill-fated passengers on the bus (who were also stuck in the traffic jam and being similarly delayed) and found the humor in the man’s aggro.
The absence of “shoulds” meant that Connelly’s observer-created reality was one in which humor was readily to be found; not so for the raging motorist, blinded and overwhelmed by his frustration. Almost any number of interpretations could have been made besides this one, but Connelly instinctively went with one that was not self-destructive and did not cause himself mental anguish or a foul mood—au contraire: laughter is good for the soul, our disposition, and the human immune system!
What will be the next choice you make in experiencing your subjective observer-created reality? If finding the lighter side of adversity comes to you with as much difficulty as it did for the unfortunate road-rager who provided Connelly with his street-side entertainment, then try to cultivate the habit of observing, and then observing yourself observing. You’ll be amazed at the number of cognitive options you see at your disposal that would go completely unnoticed if you were identifying with your perceptions, beliefs, and judgements, and the feelings flowing from them.
No identification, no suffering. From an “observer space” you can consciously choose what to think and feel—you have options. Identification, on the other hand, leads to transient reactive emotion (often pain). In observer mode, you might see that no one does anything “wrong” according to the world view they have constructed (as Neale Donald Walsh explains lucidly in Conversations With God).
In identification mode, you can be upset and offended and will judge and label instead of observing. This often leads to festering resentment, and the aforementioned mental replays of an upsetting incident ad nauseum, thus allowing the “culprit” to live rent-free in your mind (“I’m not going to let them get away with that!”). But once a troubling or challenging event has passed, if there are still lingering thoughts and replays running in my mind, I find it a useful strategy to get honest with myself and ask: “Who is thinking my thoughts? Who creates my emotions?” Obviously, the answer is me, so therefore it is I who is now causing myself the grief — what a masochist! Knowing this, I can acknowledge that I and I alone, get to choose what I believe and think, and therefore how I feel. Observing that is a powerful thing!
A call to evolution:
Disidentify — know there is a difference between having thoughts and feelings and being them.
Replace your “shoulds” with preferences — and your preferences with flexibility and openness.
Habitually observe your train of thought to identify and weed out self-defeating patterns.
As the observer of your emotions, consider that you must be something more than them.
As a more detached “observer awareness” develops, notice that you have the power to choose both intellectual and emotional responses to situations — rather than simply re-acting habitually.
The phrase “healing herbs” as it’s generally used in advertising really bothers me. This is mostly because it’s got that central advertorial language problem: it could mean everything or nothing. But that’s a little more crucial than usual in this context.
Look, I write about herbal medicine and magic for (part of) a living. I make salves, I make soaps, I use tisanes instead of cough syrups. I wildcraft. I have a pretty multi-point view of the fact that healing comes from skill; the plants are tools. Overuse of the concept of “healing herbs” contributes to an over-simplified “plants good; chemicals bad” mindset that can and does hurt people.
Furthermore, this meaningless use of “healing” as a concept contributes to the idea of health as a monolithic thing that’s the same for everyone and has one definition – an idea that’s undiscerning, ableist, and laughably untrue.
Users of traditional medicine systems are looked to as an alternative to the industrialized, model-organism methods of “modern” medicine. Users of traditional medicine systems thus have a basic responsibility to understand that “healing” is different for different bodies – and to know that the virtue that lies in the plants is brought out by the minds and hands of the knowledgeable, not inherently present in any commercial product made from “six healing herbs!!!”
By the usual definition, foxglove is a “healing herb.” Digitalis will still kill you.
I’m not saying, “don’t use herbs or herbal supplements.” I’m saying, “be suspicious of anyone who overuses the concept of ‘healing herbs’ to make you buy and use things.” Ask what things do. Be aware that “healing” is not an answer to that question.
how do I get into history now that c clown has ripped my heart apart
let’s have a moment of silence for cclown bc honestly i am done for
ok For History im gonna let u know they are So Dumb but also they’re giant angels like i trust them with my life tbh
i’m gonna link you to videos but First for ppl who dont know the members:
Kyungil is a giant angel baby and also my actual grandfather i didnt know they hired relics to be idols but here we are and there he is. He’s the one that cant keep his shirt on but listen i will rant for days about how he’s so so sosososos o much more than muscles he is a gift from Heaven ok
listen im severely and long-term wedged up Dokyun’s ass but i’ll be the first to admit he’s The Actual Devil if you watch the playlist i link at the end you’ll understand Don’t let his big doe-y eyes fool you he is a Bad Kid (jk he is the light of my life and so sweet So Swee e T)
ngl this is my favorite pic of Sihyoung ever. he’s the second biggest nerd in the group but i feel like he’s also the sweetest tbh he could make angels cry tears of happiness with just his smile idk if he himself is an angel or some kind of otherwordly spirit sent to make our lives better but all i can say is @theWorld: thanks
ok so…. Jaeho is the Number One Nerd and he’s on my hit list. he cant open his mouth, stand up, move, or breathe, without causing me extreme physical embarrassment @jaeho stans how do u do it honestly???? i think most Storias laugh at his bullshit but then there is me, and i … .jsut …. .aaahhhh hh h he’s the funny one and he’s super cute but .…… .. . i wanna fight. he is a giant ham and also he loves ham
my son….. Yijeong….. he’s the maknae and listen he is a brat he’s a Giant Brat !!!!!!!! shit he is so ornery !!!!!!! idk how he’s made it this far without actually getting his ass kicked by the other members but listen he always steals the show his voice is A++++++++ and he is just so wonderful my number one child
“Aren’t all these troops going to send the wrong message?”
I think something that we took for granted in the first few seasons is Bolin’s absolute innocence. Of course, in the Books 1-3 we sort of resented this trait because it’s the only trait he seemed to have, but now that we’re getting this multi-layered view of his character, it’s something I feel we can appreciate more.
Bolin just wants to find his place in the world. That’s all he’s ever wanted. Bolin’s surrounded by people with purpose- Mako’s a cop, Asami’s running her own industry, and Korra’s the Avatar, for god’s sake. All of them have things to do and Bolin doesn’t and now we’re seeing him grapple with it. Because he’s finally found something he really wants to do, something he wants to put his whole heart into. He’ll help make the world a better place! He’s changing things for the better!!
Except, now he’s thinking, “maybe I made the wrong choice.”
This image combines data from four space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of RCW 86, the oldest documented example of a supernova. Chinese astronomers witnessed the event in 185 A.D., documenting a mysterious “guest star” that remained in the sky for eight months. X-ray images from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton Observatory were combined to form the blue and green colors in the image. The X-rays show the interstellar gas that has been heated to millions of degrees by the passage of the shock wave from the supernova.
Infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and WISE, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, shown in yellow and red, reveal dust radiating at a temperature of several hundred degrees below zero, warm by comparison to normal dust in our Milky Way galaxy.
By studying the X-ray and infrared data, astronomers were able to determine that the cause of the explosion was a Type Ia supernova, in which an otherwise-stable white dwarf, or dead star, was pushed beyond the brink of stability when a companion star dumped material onto it. Furthermore, scientists used the data to solve another mystery surrounding the remnant - how it got to be so large in such a short amount of time. By blowing away wind prior to exploding, the white dwarf was able to clear out a huge “cavity,” a region of very low-density surrounding the system. The explosion into this cavity was able to expand much faster than it otherwise would have.
This is the first time that this type of cavity has been seen around a white dwarf system prior to explosion. Scientists say the results may have significant implications for theories of white-dwarf binary systems and Type Ia supernovae.
RCW 86 is approximately 8,000 light-years away. At about 85 light-years in diameter, it occupies a region of the sky in the southern constellation of Circinus that is slightly larger than the full moon. This image was compiled in October 2011.
Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO & ESA; Infared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Williams (NCSU)
“So, where’re we going?” Gabriel scanned the city, observing how you kept driving towards the most run down part.
“Your new home.” You smiled, getting somewhat excited at the face he’d make when you showed him his new place. You knew he was used to luxury and the fact that most of the people you were driving by were homeless said something about where he’d be living. In no time you got there, making sure to lock your car as you headed into the hotel/apartment complex.