objectively attractive

🌻 fae offerings for beltane 🌻

if you’re like me and completely forget about beltane the day before and need to do something easy, fae offerings are a good option!

time: best performed at beltane, but you can leave a fae offering anytime!

gather: milk, honey, dried lavender, thyme, daisies, other flower heads of your choice

🌿  find a shallow bowl / dish and fill it with milk

🌿  stir in some honey

🌿  add dried lavender, thyme and any other herbs you like

🌿  make a daisy chain long enough to surround your offering (this will also protect the offering from evil spirits and pesky cats)

🌿  add some flower heads that are seasonal to beltane. i used dandelions and violets!

🌿  if you like, you could add some coins or other shiny objects that attract the fae

note: as i was setting this offering up, i heard the gentle tinkling of a wind chime. this usually is a sign of nearby fae, so i took this as a good omen! if you experience this as well lmk 🌙

the fact that my dad has a giant crush on billie joe though………

• “he’s such a cute little guy”
• “that billie joe…..he…..sure loves to show his ass a lot. i’m not complaining”
• “he’s one handsome fella”
• with hearts in his eyes: “he could take anyone in a fight, he’s the titan of punk rock”

Kill Zone - Part 3: Past and Prestent

Characters: Reader (Special Agent Y/N Singer), Sam Winchester, Special Agent Castiel Novak,  Dean Winchester,   

Pairing: AU Dean x Reader (eventually)

Warnings: Dean is an ass,talk of murder, all the usual for this series.

Word Count: 2900ish (a bit short I am sorry!)

A/N: This is a serial killer AU of sorts. Not the typical kind, but it has all the deaths and violence this kinda AU bring with it. It was sorta inspired by Criminal Minds and that is why my agents are profilers.

This series will have deaths, violence, love, heartwarming moments and everything in between. I am hereby warning you for yet another rollercoaster ride led by me ;)

Thanks to the amazing @percywinchester27 for being my advisor and beta on this one.

Technical terms: 

Primary Crime Scene: The location where the killer held/murdered his victim rather than secondary crime scene where he placed her. In this case, where he tortured her.

Zone: The area assigned to one park ranger to patrol

MASTERLIST

You were angry. You weren’t sure why, but you were furious even as you sat in the small bar with your partner and your college friend. You pretended to know why you were fuming. You pretended it was because Dean had left you in the middle of nowhere on your own. You pretended it was because he had abandoned the case, you so desperately had hoped he would help you and Cas crack wide open.

He had been helpful just like you knew he would be. He had figured the line of projection faster than any of the FBI’s technicians had. Who had all been wrong at that too. No evidence had been found in the place they had suspected the bullet had originated from, but there were clear marks after the footing for the gun as well as empty gun casings in both places Dean had pointed you too. He had been right and he had just walked away. How could he just walk away from a gift like that?

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detectivesterek  asked:

Since I have read your story, often coming by the gif where Derek is held hostage in Mexico with Peter and both are naked from the waist up and it's just... really weird. Why would they do that? It's horrible and nasty and sexist in a way that really illuminates the way attractive men are seen as meatmountains for everyone else to ogle. Your fic really made me aware of that and I hope that a lot more people will overthink their position on that topic, too.

I should be writing a paper right now, but I’ve decided that I need to address this because it is important. I wrote Rejected in an attempt to bring this issue to light, but I’m a nobody, so I doubt it will make a difference. I’m gonna try anyway.

The blatant sexualization of men is something I’m coming across more and more. Women bitterly complain about being objectified and sexualized, but at the same time, they turn around and do the exact same thing to men. That is not equality.

Tyler Hoechlin is a beautiful man, not just aesthetically speaking, but he has been treated deplorably. I don’t blame him in the least for leaving the show. The character of Derek Hale had so much more potential than was explored beyond being used as a sexual object to attract a female audience.

The male cast of the show was subject to a strict beauty and workout regime that included waxing body hair because chest hair was considered to be unattractive to the female audience. Talk about an unhealthy standard of beauty. At one point, Tyler was told to lose weight and muscle mass because he was getting too bulky and muscular, which was seen as unattractive.

In the original pilot, Derek was nineteen when he met Stiles and Scott. I’ve seen the script. His age may have changed later, but regardless, he would have been around sixteen when he was sexually abused and manipulated by Kate Argent. This is often addressed in the fandom along with the loss of autonomy as his body is used repeatedly without his consent throughout the show.

But let’s go back to the sexual abuse for a moment. The first time the relationship between Kate and Derek is brought to the attention of the audience, the situation is sexualized with Derek, who has barely reached adulthood, is stripped down and chained while tortured and emotional tormented. The fact that he would have been sixteen at the time of the original abuse wasn’t even addressed. Here, Derek, and subsequently Tyler, is reduced to an object.

When Derek became the Alpha, Tyler gained nearly 15 pounds of muscle mass. I applaud him. It was an impressive feat that showed dedication to his character and craft and was important to the progression of his character, but I have questions.

Why was it necessary for Tyler to be half naked in the opening credits?

Why did Derek have to battle and flee his house shirtless?

Why did Kate chain him up half naked? Or the Calaveras?

Why did the dream sequence after Peter’s resurrection require him to be naked and glistening?

Did he absolutely need to wander around half naked with a gun when he was human?

As amusing as it was to see Stiles parade Derek around in front of Danny, it was also heartbreaking. Both Tyler, as a person, and the character of Derek were treated like a piece of meat without a significant character arc or plot throughout the show. 

The fandom saw potential in Derek where Jeff Davis didn’t. We have thousands of fanfics, pieces of fan art, and headcanons that prove just that. 

Derek Hale deserved better. Tyler deserved better.

Come Through

COME THROUGH — send me your location. let’s focus on communicating ‘cause i just need the time and place to come through. send me your location. let’s ride the vibrations ‘cause i don’t need nothing else but you! ( location, khalid )

REQUEST — the reader, jughead’s younger sister, and archie like each other but have never acted on it. after the death of jason, both boys grow very protective of her.

WORD COUNT — 2.4k

CAUTION — graphic description of death; alcohol consumption.

NOTES — i just wanna take the chance to explain that any time i make a reader the sibling of a character it will rarely be by blood. it’s very easy to forget that not every fan’s white, and the last thing i want is for poc to feel excluded, so sometimes the reader could be a half-sibling or adopted or whatever i come up with so as to not isolate anyone. also, i don’t know if riverdale!jughead has a baby sister like comics!jughead does, but i included jellybean anyway because for real, how cute would it be if all the siblings had nicknames? juggie, jelly, and the reader as juicy? that’s so cute! lastly, i wrote this before the new episode, so jughead’s home life is tv show!canon-divergent but comic!canon. ( requests: open + i am in desperate need of some f/f )

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Gillovny: It Was Real:

You splay your right fingers around your coffee cup; so does he. You take a sip; he takes a sip. Anthropologists call this synchrony of actions “isopraxism” (iso being Greek for “same” and praxism meaning “behavior”). Couples tend to do this unconsciously as they fall in love; their bodies can’t help themselves.

If an object of attraction gazes deep into your eyes, your heart just may skip a beat. Eye contact is a potent emotional link – in ordinary circumstances, both parties feel a strong urge to break a gaze after three seconds. (People make less eye contact when they dislike each other, feel intimidated, or disagree.)

Does your loved one move in close to you – maybe your hips touch when you sit side by side, or your knees knock into his or hers when you sit across from each other?

Reducing the distance between you and the other person is a strong way our bodies send a message of love,” says Jamie Comstock, a professor of communication at Butler University in Indianapolis.

Someone in love almost can’t help the urge to be physically near his or her object of affection. When you’re drawn to someone, it’s almost literal: Often the body knows the attraction before any words of love have been exchanged

When you’re talking, watch your listener. Does he or she cock his or her head, either to the left or right? In courtship, it reads as flirtatiousness.

A tilted head is a gesture that adds warmth and immediacy to the dialogue between you. Subtle? Yes. But like many aspects of body language, these cues speak volumes about the relationship.

Being lightly, casually touched – on your shoulder, your forearm, the back of your neck, a little side hug – instantly registers in the brain as warmth and reassurance.

“The presence of touch is a sign of affection because it sends a message of inclusion: I want to be closer to you,“ says Butler University’s Jamie Comstock. ”You can say, ‘I love you’ 30 times a day, but if you only touch the person minimally – rarely hug, kiss, or show appropriate physical affection – that 'I love you’ will ring pretty hollow to him or her,“ she says.

Smiles warm our hearts – but not any old smile is a sign of affection. What to look for: a genuine smile (called a "zygomatic smile”), the kind that can’t easily be faked because it’s produced not on demand but by pure emotion. In heartfelt smiles, the zygomaticus muscles are strongly contracted, so that corners of the mouth curve upward and the outer corners of the eyes wrinkle into crow’s feet. Pay attention to the eyes: In a genuine smile, they tend to be crinkled more tightly.

Witchy Terminology

Here’s a list of terminology that has really helped me in my practice.


Altar – sacred space dedicated for a specific purpose such as spell-working or worshiping deities

Amulet – a charm usually worn for protection, to repel evil, and to absorb/banish negative energy

Astral Projection – the act of separating your astral body or your consciousness from your physical self; a voluntary out of body experience 

Astrology – the art and science of predicting certain events and patterns based on the observation of planetary movements and relationships and the study of how these movements and relationships affect terrestrial world events and the health, moods, relationships and personalities of individuals

Aura – a subtle luminescence that surrounds all objects hinting at the energy contained within

Banish – to forcefully remove something; to put an end to something

Bibliomancy/Stichomancy – divination using random pages and passages from books

Bind – to restrict the actions/behavior of someone or to tie them to another object, place, or situation

Book of Shadows – a book used to document spells, rituals, other magickal workings, and personal experiences

Cartomancy – divination using a deck of cards, i.e. tarot cards

Centering – to calm your emotions and focus on the task ahead; usually done after grounding

Ceromancy – divination using a candle/the flame of a candle

Channeling – also called “drawing;” to gather energy from an external source i.e. the sun or moon

Charged Water non-consumable water that has been infused with oils, herbs, or energy from another source; used for cleansing, anointing, ritual work, etc.

Charging – to infuse an item with energy from either yourself or another source

Charm – an item that has been enchanted with a spell

Cleanse – to rid an object or space of negative energy

Consecrate – to “bless” an object, usually for a specific magickal purpose 

Curse – the act of causing misfortune to a victim; directing negative energy towards the target 

Deosil/Deocil – clockwise; generally used to invoke/evoke something, bring about positive energies, or to cast a circle

Divination – the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means

Dowsing – a type of divination employed in attempts to locate hidden items by using a dowsing rod or pendulum

Dream Work – any magickal or mystical work done in dream space, or while sleeping

Elixir – a potion made for medicinal purposes 

Enchanting – to infuse an object with magickal intent

Energy Work – any work that involves changes to the human energy field or subtle body

Evoke – to call a spirit or entity, to summon it forth, and to bring it into the place where you are, particularly in hopes of gaining its favor

Gem Elixir – an elixir infused with the energy of a crystal or mineral 

Grimoire – a kind of textbook used by magickal practitioners for reference; sometimes used interchangeably with “book of shadows”

Grounding – to release negative and excess energy

Hex – commonly used synonymously with “curse” to describe baneful spell work, but can also be used in reference to general spell work and those who practice it 

Incantation – the words used when casting a spell

Intent – your goal or purpose for spell work 

Invoke – to draw a spirit being or entity into your own body 

Meditation - a method of calming the mind, either by emptying it of thought or by focusing on one thing in order to reach a state of relaxation or an altered state of consciousness

Numerology – divination using the interpretation of numbers, dates, and the number value of letters

Palmistry – a form of divination that relies on the interpretation of the lines and structure of the hand

Pantheon – historically, a temple in Rome dedicated to all the Gods of the Roman people; in modern usage the word Pantheon has come to describe the family of Gods itself

Philter – a potion used specifically in love spells; love potion 

Poppet – a doll used to represent a target in spell work 

Potion – a consumable liquid that has been enchanted to produce magickal effects 

Psychometry – divination by touching an object and gaining impressions from it

Ritual – a series of actions performed in a pre-defined order

Runes – written symbols which represent sounds or ideas; can be used for divination 

Sachet – a small bag of herbs, crystals, or other objects that is meant to bring about a desired effect; essentially acts as a charm 

Sacred Space – any space that has been designated for a specific sacred purpose

Scrying – a method of divination that involves gazing into a reflective surface such as water, mirrors, or a crystal ball 

Shield – a personal protective barrier, similar to a ward

Sorcerer/Sorceress – used to describe someone who practices magick

Sorcery – the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language that are believed to exploit supernatural forces

Spell – a combination of words, actions and/or objects used in a symbolic way to bring about a magickal result

Talisman – an object used to attract or gain power or energy; can be worn

Tasseography – divination using tea leaves 

Uncrossing – the removal of a type of curse or “cross” that has been laid upon an individual that makes a certain area of their lives difficult because of negative energy that is attached to them causing them to see and experience only difficulties in that area

Ward – a protective barrier; may be maintained by a spell, a talisman, a symbol or some other physical or energy object

Widdershins – counter-clockwise; used to banish negative energy or take down a circle 

Witch/Wizard – used to describe someone who practices magick 

Witchcraft – the use of sorcery or magick to alter the physical world around you; used interchangeably with sorcery 

Zodiac – refers to the constellations that ring the apparent path the sun takes throughout the year


(Last edited on: 9-10-2016)

The Language of Love

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Warnings: Fluff, slight angst maybe, swearwords, some of this is in German but I translated that for all y’all 

Word count: 779

A/N: Y’all voted for this, so here you go! Betad by the beautiful @fandommaniacx (I love you, jerk) 

Originally posted by sproings


For the longest time, you had been developing a crush on Bucky. Since he moved into the tower, you had barely been able to contain your feelings, so that pretty much everyone, except the object of your attraction, had noticed. Natasha was constantly urging you to make a move, but you simply refused to. Bucky had not once shown any sign of interest in you and you weren’t about to make a complete fool of yourself.

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anonymous asked:

Do you mind explaining how you use the term male gaze? I know you've said that women who are attracted to women don't have it, but that kind of implies that men who are attracted to women do? Which means you're obviously not using it in its original form and with its original meaning, because that's a film theory that doesn't really exist on an individual, interpersonal level. So what exactly do you mean by it?

The film theory term arises specifically because of the way men look at women in real life. That phenomenon gives rise to the way men portray women on the screen - without the initial gendered difference in the way men see women, there would be no reason their portrayals of women would be so intensely different from how they portray men or how women portray men or women.

Because of the hierarchial structure of gender, because of patriarchial conditioning and systemic misogyny, men objectify women in dozens of subtle ways.

The way men see and understand women is filtered through a lens of male supremacy that’s been enforced via cultural indoctrination from birth. Men who want to do the work to minimize their entitlement and buy-in to male supremacy are going to find that the way they approach women is informed by patriarchy even after they’ve started to dismantle their more overtly misogynistic behaviours.

Sapphic women who worry about having “the male gaze” are worried that by being attracted to a woman, we might be reducing her to merely an object of attraction to which we feel entitled and treating her as less than a whole person, because that’s the way men are taught to be attracted to women, and the way attraction to women is normalized in misogynistic cultures.

Men are taught to internalize the habit of rating each woman they meet according to how useful she can be to him (as visual decoration, supplier of emotional/kinship work, sexual gratification, etc.), and treat her accordingly. Behaving that way is not a necessary part of being attracted to women, it’s a way male supremacy maintains itself.

That’s the male gaze outside of media analysis – basically the reasons the phenomenon exists that the film term describes, the way men see women first as objects that could potentially be useful to them, and not as full and complex people with agency.

Does that make sense?

Anything for you

Pairing: Dean Ambrose/You

Warnings: Sex. Some dirty talk. Praise Kink

Summary: Hi! I just found your blog and love the stories! I’m big Dean Ambrose trash so I was wondering if I could please make a fic request about him? How about he meets somewhat shy,little timid,mousy like behind the scenes person somewhere,but he ends up falling for her and she’s a virgin (sort of a late bloomer cause I don’t want her TOO young LOL) and because of her having low self-esteem,he’s very praise kink (body and otherwise) and he takes her virginity with hot detailed smut and sweet romance?

Notes: My most sincere apologises for how long this took Anon. The writing of it gave me some trouble but I hope it turned out well. I tried my very best for you. - Dani

Dating Dean Ambrose was kind of a dream. It was a pinch yourself and make sure it’s real moment. When you’d started working for the WWE you hadn’t even expected to spend that much time around the talent, never mind befriend or date any of them. Now months later here you are. Some of the superstars you’d admired from afar can now be counted among some of your closest friends and Dean freaking Ambrose is your boyfriend. It’s like something out of a fairytale and you can’t believe this is your life.

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The Orange Thing

Relationship: Dean x Reader
Rating: Mature-ish. 
Warnings: attempted crack [emphasis on attempted!]
A/N: This is for @trexrambling and @wheresthekillswitch #crackitbaby challenge! Special thank you to Jess for answering all of my questions and being an overall delight! 

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You’ve been living in the bunker long enough to have made a plethora of discoveries (actual magical beans, shrink ray (defective), home videos (exactly what it sounds like)). Not one captured your attention, your fascination, quite as much as the Orange Phenomenon.

If you’re honest with yourself, you might have gone a tad bit overboard. A smidge, really. But you couldn’t help your mind from straying from whatever task you had at hand, at any given time, to fantasize about the orange thing.

When you first come across it, it’s mostly an accident. Or at the very least a coincidence. Or maybe the Gods orchestrated the whole thing as a gift for all you’ve done for humanity. You don’t know. You don’t care. You’re too busy thinking about it.

It happens as you’re sitting at the table adjacent to the kitchen. You’ve got a sour expression on your face when Dean walks in with an empty mug.

“Have I told you recently how beautiful you are?” Dean snickers and your frown deepens. “What’s going on?”

You nod to the plated orange in front of you. “I started to peel it and I already have the stench sticking to my skin like it’s not planning on going anywhere this decade.”

“It’s twenty seventeen. Decade’s almost over at least.” Dean chuckles, because he thinks he’s funny- which he definitely is not-, and places his mug in the sink. “You hate it that bad?”

“Yes. Won’t go away no matter how many times I wash my hands. It distracts me during hunts!”

“Oh well, if it’s a safety hazard,” He intones dramatically with an easy smile on his face as he settles in front of you and drags the plate across the table top towards himself.

He foregoes the knife you’d started to use and digs into the slit you’d already made, tearing the skin of the fruit right off.

You watch his capable hands work the orange, flexing minutely as they remove the peel. You watch his ridiculously long fingers pluck the white string off and find your mouth watering. He pushes his thumbs between two wedges and splits the fruit open.

Immediately, juice oozes, coating his fingers. A drop runs down his palm and past his wrist. He catches it with his tongue somewhere on his forearm, licking all the way back up to erase the rivulet made by the errant dribble.

You swallow thickly, your eyes trained on the way Dean distractedly licks his lips to taste the traces of nectar and, in the foreground, on the way a large hand cups one half of the orange to free up his nimble fingers so they can remove the core stuck at the center of the other half. Then he’s separating a segment and extending his, still sticky with juice, hand to you in offering.

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anonymous asked:

college/modern au: okay so hamilton is playing truth or dare with the hamilsquad and someone (probably lafayette) dares him to seduce thomas jefferson, hamilton's longtime rival and enemy - but to sweeten the deal, laf offers something that hamilton really wants (i.e. money, rent, etc.) if he goes through with the dare - cue the Messed Up Shit™ that is jamilton, and the dare goes horribly wrong when the two of them start to FALL for each other, etc.

This is going to be a two parter because I can’t stand leaving stories with unhappy endings.

Send me a prompt if you want me to write something for you! If you use a list just specify old list or new list.

“All right French Fry. Truth or dare?”

Lafayette gave his most mischievous grin and, because he had no fear, chose dare.

Hercules thought for a moment, stroking his goatee. “Hmmm, I dare you…” He glanced around the room for an idea. His eyes landed on John and lit up. “I dare you to switch clothes with John.”

Laf’s face was one of pure horror. John was wearing a paint-splattered hoodie that was three sized too big and baggy plaid pajama pants. Compared to Laf’s fashionable silk pajamas, John’s clothes were rags.

John stood up and smirked at Laf. “C'mon, Frenchy. You dug your grave, now lay in it.”

Laf swore in French and followed Laurens to the bathroom. They returned a few minutes later with John looking very comfortable and Laf very disgruntled. The hoodie was actually near the right size for him, but the pants were far too short. Laf kept pulling them down self-consciously, which did nothing to stop Alex and Herc’s laughter.

“This is humiliating,” Laf huffed as he sat down. He suddenly pointed a long finger at Alex, silencing the boy’s giggling.

“Mon petit lion. Truth or dare?”

Alex hesitated. He had to be cautious; when it came to Laf the choice might as well have been “reveal your darkest secret or face your worst fear.” He could feel the expectant looks of his friends, so he decided to just let his mouth run and see what came out.

“Dare.”

Well that didn’t work out. Laf’s mouth curled into a malicious grin.

“I dare you,” Laf paused for dramatic effect, “to seduce… Thomas Jefferson.”

Alex screamed. Even Herc and John looked shocked.

“Woah, Laf,” John said. “That’s a little too far, don’t you think?”

“Yeah babe,” Herc agreed. “That was uncalled for.

“There’s no way in hell I’m doing that,” Alex said. He had never once had a pleasant conversation with Jefferson; he couldn’t imagine trying to… he couldn’t even think it.

Laf was not phased. “I will pay your share of the rent for the next two months. All you have to do is get Thomas to kiss you.”

Alex bit his lip and considered his options. He did need the money. His laptop had broken a week ago and with two months’ rent he could buy a really nice one. But was it worth kissing his mortal enemy? It was only one kiss. And Jefferson was objectively attractive, right? He could act like he thought so for long enough to get a kiss out of it.

“Fine. I’ll do it.”

Laf squealed, dropping his cool exterior. Herc and John let their jaws fall open.

“Alex, man, are you insane?” Herc asked at the same time John demanded, “Are you high?”

“You better make good on your end,” Alex said to Laf as he stood up. “This is the worst thing you’ve ever asked me to do. And I want to make this clear: I’m doing this for a new laptop.”

His friends followed him as he padded barefoot out the door. Jefferson and James Madison lived in the same apartment building as them, just a floor down. They took the stairs, then the others stopped as Alex turned the corner to Jefferson’s door. They hid where they could watch what happened without Jefferson seeing them.

Alex tried to figure out a game plan as he approached the door and knocked, but his thinking time was cut short when Jefferson opened the door, smirking and wearing nothing but pajama pants and a wife beater. His expression quickly fell when he saw who had knocked.

“Oh, it’s you,” he drawled, disinterested. “Would you mind keeping the noise down? I don’t appreciate all your screaming up there.”

“Sorry, my bad.” Alex tried to make his voice sound as pleasant as possible. The apology seemed to catch Jefferson off guard.

“Are you okay?” he asked. “You’re acting weird.”

“Yeah, I’m fine, I’m just,” Alex took a deep breath, hoping he sounded flustered. “Look, I don’t really know how to say this.”

Jefferson raised an eyebrow. “You? At a loss for words? Something really must be wrong.”

“Jeff—Thomas, I like you. Like, really like you.” Alex had to fight to not gag on the words. “I like… I like your hair and your muscles and how you’re the only one who can keep up with me in debates. And your laugh is really kinda cute and you’re so smart and I just like you okay?”

Alex was shocked at the words that had come out of his mouth. He had never thought of Jefferson in any of those ways before, but now that he had said them, he wasn’t sure he was lying. Jefferson was very intelligent, and Alex always enjoyed their debates. And now that he thought about it, his hair was pretty nice and his laugh was pretty cute, and wow, was he built.

Thomas’s face was as red as Alex’s. There was a hopeful gleam in his eyes, which confused Alex.

“Is it—Can I kiss you?” Jefferson asked quietly.

Alex nodded, surprised and Jefferson hesitantly moved in. Once their lips touched, he became less hesitant and Alex realized with horror that he was actually enjoying it.

“Wow,” Alex breathed when they pulled apart.

“Yeah,” Thomas agreed.

Alex started to move in for another kiss, but the mood was shattered by a loud “HOLY SHIT.”

Alex looked on in terror as his friends emerged from around the corner.

“I can’t believe you went through with it,” John said.

Lafayette shook his head. “I suppose you get your new laptop after all.”

Alex tried to wave them away, to do anything to get them to stop, but his words weren’t working. He turned back to Thomas, whose eyes were filled with hurt and possibly tears.

“Y-you said all that to get a new laptop?” he whispered.

“Thomas, I—”

Thomas shook his head and turned back into his apartment, closing the door to cut Alex off.

Alex turned back to his friends, who had fallen silent. For once Alex had nothing to say to them. He only gave them a disapproving shake of the head as he trudged past them and back to their apartment, where he locked himself in his and John’s room for the rest of the night.

A man who disrespects a woman to whom he is not attracted makes obvious that he believes a woman’s sole purpose is to be an object of attraction to him – that conventional attractiveness (thinness) is the ONLY marker of a worthy woman and that a woman who does not fulfill her primary obligation of turning him on is therefore not worthy and has no value.