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“How did you get in my bed?” you asked, because it was the most reasonable question you could think of in you moment of shock.

The Doctor was on your bed. Or, more accurately, in your bed, comfortably buried in a deliberately shaped nest of pillows and blankets that were arranged in a just so way that could only be described as methodic chaos. And it was annoyingly adorable.

It might have been more reasonable to ask something like, “How did you get in my room?” or “What are you doing in here?” or even “What the frick-frack-paddy-whack-snick-snack do you think you’re doing?” But the question you should have asked, the most useful and to-the-point inquiry, would have been, “Why are you in my bed?” Because, really, that was all that mattered, wasn’t it?

But there was the Doctor, curled up in a nest of blankets on your bed, and you were a little too blindsided by the sight of him to think about what the best question would be. 

“Shhh,” the Doctor hissed softly, burrowing further into his next with shuddering half-gasp-half-yawn. “M'tired.”

“You’re tired in the wrong room,” you informed him.

The Doctor huffed. “M'not. M'home.”

You pressed your hand to your forehead and began to rub at the headache that you knew would form if the Doctor kept this up. You could already feel (or, you imagined that you could) the annoying little twinge of pain in your grey matter that flared whenever the Doctor was being incredibly stupid for no reason. When he had a reason, that was fine! You could work with that! If he had a reason, then you could negotiate the terms of his surrender (or yours, depending on how cranky he was, and you were good with compromises). But if he was doing this just because… there would be no living with him until the phase was over.

Although… you had to admit that this was… really kind of cute.

“You’re not a cat,” you told the Doctor, although you spoke in a softer tone generally reserved for sleepy children, “and just because the TARDIS is yours doesn’t mean everything in it is meant to be napped on.”

The Doctor opened one green eye to observe you sleepily. He immediately shut it, scrunching his whole face as he yawned again.

Home,” he said, pressing closer to you to make a point. What that point was, you weren’t sure.

You were sure that the Doctor was just confused, or that going two weeks without sleep had made him loopy. Saying ‘home’ didn’t make sense. The whole TARDIS was his home, not your bedroom or… or…

Or…

Well. The whole TARDIS was his home and that was all, because he couldn’t mean… what it seemed like he meant.. So… if he really wanted to sleep in here, then…

“Yeah, sure,” you said, giving him a share of your blanket and resting an arm over his chest. He squirmed happily. “You’re home.”

Ted Bundy’s Psychiatric Report by Emanuel Tanay, MD.

Emanuel Tanay was a Forensic Psychiatrist and a  Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. In 1979, Michael Minerva, Ted Bundy’s public defender contacted him about the Chi Omega case. On May 18, 1979, Emanuel Tanay examined Ted Bundy and forwarded his report to Minerva (taken from Tanay’s book, American Legal Injustice) : 

Mr. Bundy is a 32-year-old, handsome-looking man, dressed with the casual elegance of a young college professor. He was meticulously groomed, from well-cared-for fingernails to freshly washed hair. He was in total command of the situation. The deputy sheriffs appeared more like part of his entourage than policemen guarding a prisoner.

The conference room had many comfortable chairs. Two chairs, however, were particularly comfortable looking; these were taken by the deputies into the hallway for their own use. Mr. Bundy, in a very firm but definite manner, instructed the deputies that this arrangement did not meet with his approval. They not only complied with his request to return the chairs, but seemed to be apologetic.

I was accompanied to the conference room by Mr. Minerva, Public Defender for the Second Judicial Circuit, who has a large staff of lawyers working for him. Observing the interaction, however brief, between Mr. Bundy and Mr. Minerva would lead one to believe that Mr. Minerva was Mr. Bundy’s assistant.

Mr. Bundy made a few pointed inquiries to Mr. Minerva about certain work to be done and made a few polite but firm suggestions as to future work. In my brief visit prior to the examination to the offices of the Public Defender, I heard a lawyer whose name I don’t know telling Mr. Minerva that he did go to visit Mr. Bundy in jail but never did have a chance to speak to him because Mr. Bundy was busy on the phone. Based upon various observations, I have reached the impression that the Public Defender’s office is dominated, to a large degree, by the issues and controversies involving Mr. Bundy’s case.

At the outset of the interview, Mr. Bundy commented upon the security precautions, saying that they were the result of ‘the Bundy mystique’ that has developed as a result of news media activities. This was presented in the manner of a complaint; it was, however, my impression that Mr. Bundy was taking pride in his celebrity status.

In the nearly three hours that I spent with Mr. Bundy, I found him to be in a cheerful, even jovial mood. He was witty but not flippant. He spoke freely, but meaningful communication was never established. [Bundy treated me as if I were another news media personality and not a psychiatrist who might assist his lawyers in defending him.] I asked about his apparent lack of concern that was so out of keeping with the charges facing him. He acknowledged that he is facing a possible death sentence. However, he said, ‘I will cross that bridge when I get to it.’

In contrast to the eloquence that Mr. Bundy displays when talking about abstract matters, particularly those related to his case, he has little interest in discussing his past life history or his interpersonal relationships.

His early childhood was fatherless, he is an illegitimate child. At the age of five he acquired a step-father who appears to have made a minimal impact upon him. He professes no difficulties in childhood or adolescence and specifically denies any type of antisocial activities. When confronted with the information contained in the file that as an adolescent he was involved in forging skiing tickets, he gives a detailed account of that particular venture. He described this enterprise with laughter and obvious delight. He does admit the irrefutable, like his stealing of cars, credit card misuse, etc.; however, this occurred only after his ‘unjust’ conviction in Utah for kidnapping, and according to Mr. Bundy, is to be attributed to the influence of his fellow inmates.

Stealing and forgery were completely alien to him prior to his incarceration. [It is typical that he presents information that, with his intelligence, he must know I would find not credible. When I present him with evidence to the contrary, he readily admits his misrepresentation and fabricates another explanation.]

His presentation of the evidence in the Utah kidnapping case against him is psychiatrically significant for diagnostic purposes. At first he presents it in a manner which places him in the role of being the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice perpetrated by a prejudiced judge. He was convicted because he drove a Volkswagen, and the perpetrator of the kidnapping drove a Volkswagen also. [He omitted that additional identifying items irrefutably connected to the crime were also found in his Volkswagen.]

However, when Mr. Bundy becomes aware of the fact that I am familiar with evidence used during that trial, he rationalizes away every piece of evidence that linked him to the crime. The victim described a crowbar, pantyhose, handcuffs, and other items [which were found in his Volkswagen]. It just so happened by a fluke that Mr. Bundy, at the time of his arrest, had all of the above items and was also identified by the victim. Mr. Bundy is unable to recognize the significance of evidence held against him.

It would be simplistic to characterize this as merely lying, in as much as he acts as if his perception of the insignificance of the evidence was real. He makes decisions based upon these distorted perceptions of reality. Furthermore, he maintains an attitude and mood consistent with his perception of reality, namely, he is neither concerned nor distressed in what would be an appropriate behavior, given the charges facing him.

The interactions of Mr. Bundy with the police and the whole criminal justice system have been discussed at length with him and his attorneys. It is my opinion, based upon a variety of data, that his dealings with the criminal justice system are dominated by psychopathology.

Transcripts of the many hours of his conversations with police officers constitute a variety of a ‘confession.’ When this is pointed out to him by me, he does not dispute my inference; he merely provides a different justification. Whatever the explanation, the consequences of the verbal games that Mr. Bundy played with investigators were counterproductive to his defense and occurred against the advice of his counsel. [Bundy was primarily interested in keeping the interaction with the police going; therefore, from time to time, he offered them some juicy tidbit to keep their interest.]

Mr. Bundy “confessed” to the crimes while maintaining his innocence. The intellectual denials and emotional admissions are quite apparent from the tapes and transcripts of his conversations with the investigators. The same attitude was maintained during the interview with me. … Thus it could be argued that Mr. Bundy does have a factual understanding of the proceedings, but lacks a rational understanding of what is facing him. [The needs of the moment dominate what he does. The consequences play a secondary role.]

The interview, the conference with defense counsel, and the document material reviewed show that Mr. Bundy functions in the role of ‘chief counsel,’ and the public defender has been consistently manipulated into the role of ‘associate counsel.’

Mr. Bundy makes motions in open court, passes judgment in open court on adequacy of legal research of points raised by the defense, and schedules depositions that sometimes conflict with plans made by his defense attorneys.

In his decision-making process, Mr. Bundy is guided by his emotional needs, sometimes to the detriment of his legal interests. Mr. Bundy’s pathological need to defy authority and to manipulate his associates and adversaries supplies him with ‘thrills’ to the detriment of his ability to cooperate with his counsel.

Mr. Bundy’s activities are damaging and disruptive to a great many people who come in contact with him, in whatever capacity. This fact in itself would be of little relevance to the issue of ability to stand trial. However, the same activities are also, in some instances, self-destructive and represent an interference with his defense.

Whether the defendant is mentally fit to assume the role of a defendant presumably should have some bearing upon the nature of the contemplated defenses. …

It should be noted that Mr. Bundy placed himself in a rather disadvantageous position by his non-confession confession. To assert the insanity defense, it is generally necessary to admit the commission of the criminal act and discuss it with defense counsel and the experts. Mr. Bundy does talk to the crime investigators about ‘my problem,’ but refrains from doing so with his attorneys and the expert they have chosen.

If one assumes that Mr. Bundy has committed the crimes with which he is charged, then psychiatrically, the possibility of mental derangement at the time of the acts would be a definite consideration. I have reference to the brutality of the assaults and the infliction of severe bites including biting off the nipples. The bizarreness and brutality are often associated with mental states that may qualify for the insanity defense.

On the face of it, the denial of having committed a terrible crime is adaptive and self-serving; however, in the present context it appears to be self-defeating. I realize that it could be argued that Mr. Bundy has some chance to prevail on the claim of his innocence. I consider that exceedingly unlikely, not only because of the evidence that the prosecution has against him but also due to Mr. Bundy’s behavior in the past and in the future. I would anticipate that in the unlikely event that the prosecution’s case against him would weaken, he would, through his behavior, bolster the prosecution’s case. I have much less doubt about Mr. Bundy’s capacity to assist the prosecution than his ability to assist his own counsel.

If one assumes that his sadistic acts, including homicides attributed to Mr. Bundy in Tallahassee, were carried out by him, then psychiatrically it would be likely that various other similar acts have been perpetrated by him. It could then be argued that he is effective in concealing his criminal activities. Such an argument would be only partly true. It would be more accurate to say that he is of two minds on this issue—he attempts to conceal and reveal his involvement. He masterminds escapes with a great deal of ingenuity, and arranges for his apprehension.

I have discussed with Mr. Bundy his appraisal of the evidence held against him. It is his view that the case against him is weak or even frivolous. This judgment of Mr. Bundy’s is inaccurate according to his defense counsel and, most likely, represents a manifestation of his personality disorder.

In view of the fact that on conviction, he faces the death sentence, the acceptance of an offer of a life sentence in exchange for a guilty plea was something to be considered seriously. This option was precluded by Mr. Bundy’s view that the prosecution’s case against him was weak. This is at least his explanation of why he was unwilling to consider this particular approach.

It is my impression that a major factor is his deep-seated need to have a trial, which he views as an opportunity to confront and confound various authority figures. In this last category I include, for his purposes, not only judges and prosecutors, but also his defense attorneys.

In a certain sense, Mr. Bundy is a producer of a play that attempts to show that various authority figures can be manipulated, set
against each other, and placed in positions of conflict. Mr. Bundy does not have the capacity to recognize that the price for producing this ‘thriller’ might be his own life. Mr. Bundy the Lawyer does not recognize that his client, Bundy the Defendant, is not being adequately represented.

We have here an individual who has had a history of antisocial behavior during his adolescence. There is history of poor occupational performance and antisocial behavior during adult life—one felony conviction in Utah and the unfinished trial for homicide in Colorado. Furthermore, there is an undisputed history of forgery, stealing of cars, etc.

In the interview situation there is no symptomatology consistent with psychotic illness. The overall demeanor is typical for an individual suffering from a personality disorder.

Whether or not this condition is considered mental illness for criminal law purposes is a subject of controversy within law and psychiatry. In the past this particular condition was called psychopathy; at the present time the term antisocial personality is more commonly used. There are those who believe that this condition is merely a variant of normality, whereas others insist that this is a genuine illness. It is my view that sociopathy, if sufficiently severe, is an illness in as much as there is impairment of a variety of psychic functions. Among others, sociopaths have a peculiar sensitivity to intoxicating substances, particularly alcohol. Many of the more bizarre crimes committed by sociopaths are in response to alcohol consumption. The psychopathology of a sociopath is not easily recognized because they do not provide symptoms easily recognized by a lay person or even a psychiatrist. Sociopaths understandably arouse a great deal of hostility and there is therefore a tendency to view them more as “bad” than as sick. Furthermore, they themselves deny that they suffer from an illness. Be that as it may, severe personality disorder does not justify an insanity defense.

I have carefully reviewed the Florida provisions dealing with incompetence to stand trial. I have serious doubts that Mr. Bundy has ‘sufficient present ability to consult with his lawyers with a reasonable degree of rational understanding.’ In view of this fact, it is my recommendation that a judicial determination of Mr. Bundy’s ability to stand trial be made.

i love nik but i also love messing with him

        @safetytank: “Jord has given notice that the Veretians are planning to leave by the end of the week,” Nikandros said cautiously, clearly weighing the reveal of unpleasant news against wishing not to spoil Damen’s good mood.

            “They are,” Damen confirmed, “and I will be accompanying them.”

            Nikandros’ furrowed brow deepened. “Forgive my curiosity, but what aspect of escorting Veretian officials has you so…eager?”

            “Laurent is to be crowned in Arles,” he replied casually, still smiling in a manner that no doubt intensified Nikandros’ suspicions. “It’s only proper I should attend his coronation, to return the favor of his attending mine.”

            “The kyroi will not be pleased to hear of you venturing across the border so soon.”

            The both of them were perfectly aware that they circled the point of the inquiry, similarly to circling an opponent in the practice ring while waiting for an opening to strike at the heart of the matter.

            “It won’t take any longer than necessary,” Damen promised. “It’ll be a sign of goodwill between nations, since we hosted their king first.”

            “The Veretian court will not be without its dangers, Damianos.”

            “I’ll have Laurent there to protect me,” he said with confidence that did little to reassure his kyros. “He’s navigated the pitfalls of Veretian politics all his life, there’s no one I would trust more to keep me safe.”

            It wasn’t an answer Nikandros found satisfactory, but one he likely couldn’t muster enough of an argument to oppose. “I only hope your trust in him is not misplaced.”

            “I’m sure it isn’t, old friend. He’s already proven his loyalty.”

            “I worry for what he might be willing to sacrifice to keep favor with his countrymen, especially in the wake of a usurper holding the throne.”

            “If it will calm your worries,” Damen said in what must have sounded like an inappropriately lighthearted tone, “I have personal confirmation that Laurent will be an ally to us for years to come.”

            “And what proof of his has you so convinced?”

            Holding such a secret over his closest friend shouldn’t have given Damen as much amusement as it did, enough so that his initial reply of a wordless chuckle earned him another disapproving look. He dropped his voice low, though his grin likely robbed the words of any gravity they might have had. “What I am about to tell you must not leave this room.”

            He could see the questioning thoughts racing around in his friend’s head, punctuated by a long-suffering sigh and an acquiescence of, “Of course, Exalted.”

            Despite the privacy of their setting, Damen inclined his head as if passing on a piece of whispered gossip. “I have asked Laurent to marry me.”

            “You what.”

Color Spectrum

For @jerseydevious
Chapter 1 of 5
Bruce Wayne & Clark Kent
Gen/Friendship
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Red

The day had been a long and frustrating one but that was hardly going to stop Bruce from going out on patrol. In fact, patrol was usually his preferred method of dealing with long and frustrating days. It was a more direct way of feeling like it mattered, doing something that wasn’t about him.

He was already in the cape and suit, cowl hanging back, going over routes and recent crime reports on the computer to plot out the route that needed the most attention in the absence of specific emergency.

There was a rush of chilled cave air and he knew before he turned that Superman would be there. He glanced at the section of screen on the second monitor that managed the alert system for the Watchtower, confident he hadn’t missed any attempts at contact.

And then he waited, another moment.

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anonymous asked:

I'm on anon because this is really embarrassing, but... Have you ever been approached romantically here on Tumblr? I've been following you for some time now and you seem such a genuinely nice, intelligent, well-versed, and educated guy that not being proposed seems highly unlikely. Also, this is probably the stupidest thing I've ever asked anyone, so just ignore me while I bang my face on the table. Please forgive me. I mean well.

Every so often I do get propositions, or pointed inquiries, Anon. I know you mean well, it doesn’t come off as stupid, promise :) But I try to keep a certain level of separation between my internet life and my brickspace life, so I tend to gently discourage it just because I don’t deal with it well, not because I find it at all creepy or uncomfortable. 

Also I need you to remember that what you see online is my curated image – it’s what I choose to share. So you don’t get a lot of my social awkwardness, my anxiety, or my other numerous flaws, because they’re not things I want to talk about or remember. I am not quite the gem I seem online, I imagine. :D Always remember that we see our own blooper reel but everyone else’s highlights reel. :) 

“The white male dominance of the role has been nothing if not timid,” Baker said on a panel devoted to classic-era Doctor Who, in response to a pointed inquiry about representation in Doctor Who from a black member of the audience.

“But now they’ve broken the bravery barrier … all I can say is, watch the next regeneration.”

SourceA black ‘Doctor Who’ is long overdue too, says former Doctor

Joker Game Novel Translations: Book 1, Chapter 1 [Joker Game], Part 3/6

THESE TRANSLATIONS ARE FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY, NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS INTENDED. PLEASE DO NOT RE-DISTRIBUTE, USE FOR OTHER PURPOSES OR REPOST WITHOUT PERMISSION.

[Word count: 3951]

Note: mild language from Sakuma.

I’m so so sorry for the late update, but it’s finally here! Thanks so much for being patient and as always, thank you @akiyamaa for being always by my side (quite literally) and helping out ^^


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man i hate my delegation we’re such goddamn government nerds there was a point on day like 3 where we reached a breaking point and the epitome of comedic gold was improv-debating joke bills on the subway after committee.

“the chair would now look favorably upon a motion to entertain a piece of legislation”; “motion to present ‘a bill to bill bill?’”; “so recognized”; “my fellow delegates, i’ll keep this short, keep this sweet. the way to alleviate the us debt crisis? billing bill. if my bill is passed, henceforth all those by the name of bill while receive special taxation—“; “i stand in turbulent opposition of this bill bc it simply does not go far enough— i say we bill everyone who’s name starts with the letter b, possibly anyone who’s name begins with a consanent—“; “uh point of inquiry, will appropriations be in charge of funding this bill?”; “who the hell else is gonna do it.”

Drumroll, please! You saw this coming, and here’s the illustration for Saeran’s very own dakimakura cover!

Please be noted that Saeran’s pillow case is only printed on ONE SIDE (unlike Luciel). And I’ll be making a very. Very limited version of his. I will only take about 10 slots for Saeran’s dakimakura (and I’ll probably won’t open another batch for him a.k.a won’t be reprinted). So reserve your slots now!

Tentative price: 30$
Size: 150cm x 50cm
Material: Synthetic Japanese cotton

slots currently available: 1 LEFT!!  ALL SLOT FULL! Both Luciel and Saeran’s slot are full. For those who have reserved, please look forward for announcement regarding the ordering tomorrow.  From this point onward further inquiries will be queued and will only listed in case people on the reserve list back away.

I’m so overwhelmed with the response this project, thank you for all the interests and kind messages! ^^

Chilcot report: key points from the Iraq inquiry

What is the Chilcot report?

An independent inquiry into the UK’s involvement in Iraq and how Tony Blair led Britain into the deeply unpopular invasion was set up by Gordon Brown in 2009, following public and parliamentary pressure. It was chaired by Sir John Chilcot, a former Whitehall mandarin, and is only just publishing its report. Civil servants wanted the inquiry to be held in private but the decision was overturned after an outcry. The inquiry’s mandate was to “consider the period from the summer of 2001 to the end of July 2009, embracing the run-up to the conflict in Iraq, the military action and its aftermath.” It is officially known as the Iraq Inquiry.

The Chilcot inquiry has delivered a damning verdict on the former prime minister Tony Blair’s decision to commit British troops to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It says:

  • The UK chose to join the invasion before peaceful options had been exhausted

Chilcot is withering about Blair’s choice to join the US invasion. He says: “We have concluded that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort.”

  • Blair deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by Saddam Hussein

Chilcot finds that Blair deliberately exaggerated the threat posed by the Iraqi regime as he sought to make the case for military action to MPs and the public in the build-up to the invasion in 2002 and 2003. The then prime minister disregarded warnings about the potential consequences of military action, and relied too heavily on his own beliefs, rather than the more nuanced judgements of the intelligence services. “The judgements about Iraq’s capabilities… were presented with a certainty that was not justified,” the report says.

  • George Bush largely ignored UK advice on postwar planning

The inquiry found that the Bush administration repeatedly over-rode advice from the UK on how to oversee Iraq after the invasion, including the involvement of the United Nations, the control of Iraqi oil money and the extent to which better security should be put at the heart of the military operation. The inquiry specifically criticises the way in which the US dismantled the security apparatus of the Saddam Hussein army and describes the whole invasion as a strategic failure.

  • There was no imminent threat from Saddam

Iran, North Korea and Libya were considered greater threats in terms of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, and the UK Joint Intelligence Committee believed it would take Iraq five years, after the lifting of sanctions, to produce enough fissile material for a weapon, Chilcot finds. Britain’s previous strategy of containment could have been adopted and continued for some time.

  • Britain’s intelligence agencies produced ‘flawed information’

The Chilcot report identifies a series of major blunders by the British intelligence services that produced “flawed” information about Saddam’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, the basis for going to war. Chilcot says the intelligence community worked from the start on the misguided assumption that Saddam had WMDs and made no attempt to consider the possibility that he had got rid of them, which he had.

  • The UK military were ill-equipped for the task

The UK’s military involvement in Iraq ended with the “humiliating” decision to strike deals with enemy militias because British forces were seriously ill-equipped and there was “wholly inadequate” planning and preparation for life after Saddam Hussein, the Chilcot report finds. The Ministry of Defence planned the invasion in a rush and was slow to react to the security threats on the ground, particularly the use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that killed so many troops, the report says.

  • UK-US relations would not have been harmed if UK stayed out of war

Chilcot rejected the view that the UK would lost diplomatic influence if it had refused to join the war. “Blair was right to weigh the possible consequences for the wider alliance with the US very carefully,” the report says. But it adds: “If the UK had refused to join the US in the war it would not have led to a fundamental or lasting change in the UK’s relationship with the US.”

(From the Guardian)

anonymous asked:

From the desk of Professor Scarlet--What's this I hear about the GCPD nearly recruiting you to break Batman and the Boy Wonder out of one of my old traps, hmm?

Well! Here is someone I wasn’t expecting today. For the unaware ones, this is ‘Professor Scarlet’, commonly known as Bookworm. Oh do trust me, the first time I heard about him, I was just as confused as you readers might be right now. I had to verify whether he was real or not. If he was a mock rogue or not, among other things.

His name as a whole hasn’t popped up in quite a long time, and if it has, well, what can I say, I had better things in my plate in the past few months to bother with such apparitions.

But back to the question. I didn’t know about this as the news never got to me. As you just pointed out in your own inquiry, ‘nearly’ being recruited means that I was never informed, and hence I couldn’t have a thought or acted upon it. However, if it is an hypothesis you want Professor, I’ll be happy to indulge.

If the GCPD actually had recruited me to save Batman, the situation would have been over in less than three seconds. Not to demerit the efforts you put in your contraptions Booky, but being quite honest, when you put them against the brightest mind in Gotham, they become quite tedious chores.

While on one hand, I’m glad I was never actually asked to complete such a dull task, as it would have killed some of my brain cells just looking at the poorly rigged scenario, on the other it would had also made me sad that I couldn’t show you how it is actually done, or showed the caped crusader and his companion how a trap is actually built.

But who knows, maybe in the future the scenario will pop up again and the Professor will have to learn a trick or two from a real expert.

Night 9

Logan is five weeks old today! So… this must be pretty late. Anyone still interested now the series is (theoretically!) over?

Night 1

Convenient Recap (spoilers!) 1. omg sharing a bed with Pete I fancy him so much help; 2. yawn I am tired why is this person so chatty and cute? 3. Peter is sad I must make him happy ugh I like him so much why; 4. omg can this guy not pin me down on the bed like such tension please stop; 5. mmm yes drunken cuddle times; 6. casual pillow talk while cuddling with bro - just guy things; 7. alas we both appear to be drunk and aroused how inconvenient; 8. egh it all went wrong help abort abort!

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There was a soft knock on the door and Balthazar’s head jerked upwards.

It wasn’t Peter.

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how often do you clench your fists to every reminder of then, of before, of erasing parts of yourself to make room for what they want you to be until you let yourself slip through the cracks completely?

but what do you remember, before they took memories away and rebuilt you? names come to you in passing, faces in fleeting images like going through a photo album put together lifetimes apart. familiarity– you remember him, don’t you? of course you do. how do you forget hot, brooklyn summers and youthful laughter and discreet time-to-time glances like the secret is hanging from your tongue?

you have the present over for coffee at noon, and she is gentle and kind and asks if you take yours with milk. so why, then, do you invite flashback memories under your sheets like your intimate lover? her nails scratching over your back trail crimson marks on your skin and leave purpling bruises on your neck where she grips, but you don’t mind. in fact, you like it.

so when does it end, being pulled at from different directions until you are torn apart? you are tired. burnt out like a wick that once lit the dismal corners of your mind.

who did this to you?
—  points of inquiry  // f.r. 

anonymous asked:

can we talk about how connor probably said 'what am i supposed to tell them, that you're my maybe-boyfriend... etc' to try and subtly DTR and get an update on his status with Oliver?

THAT IS TOTALLY WHAT HE WAS DOING!!!

What he said: “What should I tell them? That you’re my maybe future boyfriend if you ever start trusting me again or…?”

What he meant: “Are we boyfriends again yet? Can we please be boyfriends again? I want to be boyfriends again. Also, I want you to meet my sister. And her kids. And her stupid husband. And my mom. Also, I would like us to move in together. Not like this fake living together thing which we’re doing now. Which is me basically living here and you not saying anything when I arrive with an ‘overnight’ bag that includes a week’s worth of clothes. Like actual, official, two names on the lease, I give up my apartment living together. And what do you think about getting a dog? Or maybe a cat? Cats are more independent and self-sufficient and all that crap. So maybe a cat would be easier to take care of. But I want a dog. We can teach her to play fetch and roll over and bark at strangers who make eyes at you in the park. You can name it whatever you want but I think that the dog’s last name should be Hampton-Walsh. Your name gets to be first because you’re Oliver and because it’s alphabetical (but mostly it’s because I love you the most in the world). Have I told you I loved you yet? Because I do. I’m sort of emotionally constipated so it’s going to take me at least a few more eps to actually say those three little words. But I love you. I LOVE YOU! Really, I do. Ask any of my not-friends at work. They will all tell you as soon as you meet them that all I do all day is dream about you while doodling "Mr. Connor Hampton-Walsh” all over my notebooks. But honestly, don’t really ask them about that because I will get super embarrassed. But back to my original point of inquiry, are we boyfriends again yet? Because I want to be.

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oh, right, i also helped burn a body….but the most important thing to remember is that we should be boyfriends!!