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@ravenmorganleigh I get it, and I don’t want to talk you out of feeling uncomfortable with this, because it is uncomfortable, deeply so. I hope you don’t think I was condoning John’s violence toward Sherlock, or saying it was a good thing. I find it tragic. 

John loves Sherlock; John calls Sherlock his best friend; John beats Sherlock up. These things are all part of canon. I have always read John’s urge to hit Sherlock as sublimated desire. He doesn’t know how to get what he wants, he can’t let himself have it, so he lashes out instead. This is not okay, but up until tld, it seemed like maybe the show was saying it was okay–there were never any serious consequences for it. The morgue beating, however, was a tipping point of sorts, so awful and intense that I think we are supposed to sit up and take notice of it. 

I hope we’re not supposed to gloss it over. I don’t think we are. I don’t think we should. And–here’s the thing–I don’t think John does.  

I really, really don’t know if this helps at all, and I didn’t have the space or time to go into it in that teeny tiny meta, which was really only trying to make the connection between John and Eurus, but I do think that, if we follow the reading of Eurus-as-John-proxy all the way through to its logical conclusion, John feels like an unlovable monster precisely because his wires are crossed in this awful way. He casts himself in the role of virtual demon, because he has attacked Sherlock. He knows he needs help. He hopes Sherlock still loves him, despite everything he’s done. He believes Sherlock does, which is what that reconciliation scene at the end is all about.

I personally think the fact that they’re both in therapy (ish) is maybe sort of a bit hopeful. They need it. And no, this isn’t a healthy relationship as is. Thank god they’re not real people. I really hope no one uses this show as a measure of what is okay in a relationship. If there ever is more content, I hope the show addresses this directly. According to the reading of tfp as John’s tab, at least the way I’m reading it, there is already a partial acknowledgement of the fact that John has huge problems, and that his psyche is a very dark nightmare place. At the very least, this is a step in the right direction.

Be cruel to your characters.

Let bad things happen to good people. Let your characters try and fail. And try again. And fail again. Let them be betrayed in the worst possible way. Let them betray others because they have no choice. Force them into situations that make them uncomfortable. Force them to argue or fight or bargain their way out. Drive them to the brink of insanity. Push them over the edge. Take everything away from them. Let them realize what they’ve lost.

Be kind to your characters.

Let faith and perseverance win out. Let love be enough. Let the Sun dry up the rain. Give them friends who will never leave. Let someone save them before the axe falls. Acquit them of false accusations. Give them the strength to stand up again. And again. When they’ve lost hope, give them something to believe in. Remind them there’s good in the world. Remind them there’s good in them, too. Surprise them. Make them laugh until they cry. Teach them that they can’t be broken.

Most importantly: balance.

Even the darkest tragedy has its moments of light; if your reader has no hope that things will get better, if your character doesn’t learn or become stronger for their suffering, the story becomes meaningless pain. Likewise, not only is it unrealistic for a character to go through life never encountering conflict or sadness, it’s boring. Not every conflict has to be life-or-death in order to be meaningful. Give your characters and your plots high points and lows; just make it real for them.

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Pro-Trump Nazi graffiti was spray-painted on a window in Philadelphia

According to the Philly Voice, two swastikas were scrawled in black paint along with the message “Sieg Heil 2016.” Sieg Heil is, of course, a Nazi victory salute. One of the swastikas appeared to make up the “T” in the word Trump. Tragically, the graffiti comes on the 78th anniversary of a tipping point in the Holocaust.
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This comic is devoted to @bekah-the-beast cause she is a sweetie pie and likes Animal Crossing….a lot. On a side note the update is great and this means not all of my comics will be about Overwatch, yay for variety!

I like to imagine a Hanzo who can drink well until the others are passed out but when he reaches a certain point, he might become a totally clingy and childish drunk who latches on to the person he feels the closest to; which in this case is McCree.

I bet McCree would definitely try to get Hanzo to that tipping point so that he can see his lover acting to his true desires. Of course, he doesn’t want the archer to get angry so the cowboy would try to coax this kinda behavior only when they are in a private setting where there is only two of them.

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Puya berteroana or Turquoise Puya is a terrestrial Bromeliad from the mountains of Chile.  It forms a rosette of silvery-green leaves about 3-4 feet tall and wide.  Over the years, it forms a large colony of pups. The leaves are spiny, but the flower stalks themselves are soft, and the blossoms are silky-smooth.  Birds like to sit on the outward-pointing tips and drink the nectar out of the blooms.

Pro Tip: good old l'oreal true match

You want to look snatched for hours on end? But you don’t want to spend $50 for that Dior foundation because you got bills?

This L'oreal true Match liquid foundation has not budged in 10 hours. And I didn’t use primer.

Normally foundation starts sliding off my face after 6-7 hours. But nope, most of my face is looking semi matte with a slight dewy glow where I put my highlight. It looks even better than when I first applied it. HOW?!?!!

It slightly oxidizes so get a shade up from what you think you are. My pores are invisible 😱 just don’t let anyone touch your face, that shit will transfer.

Had this foundation for a year and forgot about it. Learned my lesson. Save your coins for expensive lipstick not expensive foundation

Volume 1 Weiss: (sarcastically) “Yeah, and we can paint our nails, and try on clothes, and talk about cute boys, like tall, blonde, and scraggly over there.”

Volume 4 Weiss: “You’re all just standing around talking about nothing! Worrying about your hair, your money, your stupid problems that don’t mean anything!

The lyric’s to Weiss’ song

“I am not your pet, not another thing you own. I was not born guilty of your crimes. Your riches and your influence can’t hold me anymore. I won’t be possessed, burdened by your royal test. I will not surrender this life. It’s mine.”


That one line about the test wasn’t very clear, but DAMN

*edit* I fixed the line i couldn’t figure out. Someone else pointed it out.

drinking tips 4 beginners

ok so i know i have a lot of young followers and i haven’t rlly seen any posts like this so here r some tips i’ve learned from personal experience, observation, n friends!!! i hope this helps u guys and feel free to add ur own!!!

  • DRINK WATER in between drinks im so serious it’ll help a lot w the hangover in the morning 
  • eat a big meal before u plan to drink a lot n also make sure to eat something afterwards/before sleeping!!!! 
  • know ur limit…like rlly know when to stop
  • if u drink wine u WILL “lose ur legs” 
  • never ever ever drink alone!!!!!!!!!! be with people you trust to take care of u!!!!!!!!
  • know the alcohol content of whatever ur drinking bc if u drink a couple of beers ur gonna be alright at the end of the night but if u go for The Hard Stuff just know ur gonna get hammered way sooner
  • dont drink if u dont want to bc peer pressure is real n it’s more than okay to say no
  • (i only drink red wine so i would say to only have 3 glasses of it bc after the lucky number 3 things go down hill pretty fast)
  • dont take drinks from strangers!! never leave ur drink alone!!! always carry it with u wherever u go!!!!!
  • dont switch drinks like if ur going to drink beer then stay with that choice all night dont switch to whiskey you’ll thank me later ok just trust me
  • PACE YOURSELF
  • again…..know when to stop
  • dont get absolutely toasted every time u drink bc thats not fun 
  • before u go to bed make sure to lay out a glass of water n pain killer just in case u feel like garbage in the morning
  • just know that u will say and do embarrassing things when ur lit it’s inevitable
  • dont go to bed without washing ur face or showering,, this isnt a real tip just a reminder that it’s better to be hungover n fresh than hungover n nastee!
  • if u wear sunglasses indoors everyone will know ur hungover but it’s ok bc #relatable
  • turn off ur phone when u go out bc like u have to be super super intoxicated to actually drunk text but better safe than sorry!!! ur ex wont think it’s cute btw!!! (also drunk selfies r sloppy n no one knows what ur gonna post when ur out of it lmao)
  • dont post pictures of urself drinking on social media just dont (especially if ur underage)
  • if you’ve never drank before know that when u get Tipsy the room will be fuzzy n even if u dont know it ur going to be stumbling lmao
  • dont wear high heels if u know ur getting drunk just DONT bc then ur going to have to go barefoot wherever u are n that’s never a good idea bc germs
  • know that drinking is 100% ok for young ppl (18 or over) n that it can be fun but u absolutely do not have to do it, u can stop whenever u want to, and it’s not an every day activity!!!!! don’t make it a habit bc it’s a good time until it’s not!!!! just make sure ur comfortable and safe and it’ll be ok!!!!! stay safe everyone n bottoms up!!!!

2016 State Legislative Report: Anti-Transgender Legislation Spread Nationwide

Of the record 202 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in state legislatures in 2016, 55 of those bills directly target transgender people. Unfortunately, three anti-transgender bills passed this year, including the infamous HB2 in North Carolina. The proliferation of these bills is deeply disturbing, and they stem from fear of and a lack of understanding about transgender people. Fighting these bills is about continuing to tip the scales toward the true tipping point for transgender Americans.