poison and antidote


“Has anyone checked on the human lately?”

The question hung in the air. Several creatures glanced at each other uncertainly; is there an answer?

“Perhaps someone should, as it seems no one has.”

“I will.” Said one purple alien. “I’m sure nothing is wrong. She is likely just sleeping, or something else human-like.”

The creature left.

The others returned to their activites - monitor the ship, read a book of some sort, or playing a game from their home planet.

It was only a few moments later that a horrified scream came from the halls. Immediately, every creature in the room dropped what they were doing to run to the source of the sound.

What they found was the purple creature standing, shaking, in the doorway of the human’s quarters.

“What is it? What is the problem?” An orange creature cried.

“Th-The human is going to die!”

“I am not dead!” Came the human’s protest. “I’m not dying either! Why did you scream?”

The creatures quickly flooded into the room, only to gasp in shock. A yellow one in the back of the crowd fainted.

“What are you DOING?” The Captain yelled.

“I was getting a drink and then Purple over here came in and-”

“YOU WERE DRINKING THAT?!” The green creature turned a gentle shade of white.

“Uh, yeah?” The human glanced at the bottle in her hands. “It’s just water.”

“How could you do this to us!” A pink creature sobbed. “We thought you enjoyed being on our ship!”

“I-I do? What makes you think I don’t?”

“You were trying to poison yourself, you dwarf planet!” The Captain searched frantically for a med-kit. “Do we have poison antidotes in our kits?”

“This isn’t poison! It’s water! I drink it all the time!”

“Why would you do that?! To build an immunity?”

“No! Humans drink water all the time! We need it to survive.”


“You…do what?”

“Humans drink water everyday. If we don’t we will die. About seventy-percent of the human body is made of water. Or it might be eighty-percent, I’m not entirely sure. Anyway, water gives us strength and energy. We literally HAVE to have it.”

The crew was in shock. There was no movement for a second, then the Captain raised his arm and opened his log. The others listened while he spoke.

“Captain’s log, day 28 with the human crewmate; humans drink poison on a daily basis. Our study of the human becomes more questionable each day. The human claims that all humans drink poison everyday, because it makes them thrive, and without it they would die. I am confident it will take more than one journey around the galaxy to understand humans even a small bit. Over.”

Then she thought
that love was
a poison
that has
no antidote,
but he made
her realize
that it was both.

Because love
can either
kill us
in a way
that we’ll refuse
to move,
or it can make
us feel alive—
and sometimes—
with hope
it keeps us
on taking a step

—  ma.c.a // Let me breathe

everybody lives AU | AKATSUKI
• setting — the Last

Akatsuki becomes a mercenary group for hire, as they did in Road to Ninja. 
This is more appropriately named the “everybody comes back to life and somehow things work out AU”… but as promised, 10 Akatsuki members in the timeline of The Last! Designing is fun (esp the village flak jackets) (・∀・)

See more extensive character/AU details below the cut!:

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Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Manners make the man do terrible things. Know when to tell the guy to fuck off.

Taurus: Life is not about momentum or speed it is about rhythm. Bad days are just off-beat, know you’ll find it soon enough. Contract boogie fever.

Gemini: Gear up for tomorrow, you’ll need a backpack full of the shit you use to get things done. 

Cancer: Be afraid be very very afraid, but never let it paralyze you. You’ve got things to do and people to confuse. 

Leo: Nostalgia is a poison, growth is the antidote. Ambien works too.

Virgo: The stars drew a picture of you! It is an excellent picture. Sadly it is hard to describe. Lovely gills you have.

Libra: In the long run you define success. In the meantime, a motherfuckers gotta eat, grab the bat and get in the car.

Scorpio: Turns out you get to shoulder tackle one person consequence free every lifetime. Use it wisely.

Ophiuchus: Collect something small so it wont bother any future roommates.

Sagittarius: Your eye for details can be a curse, some things were meant to go unnoticed. Keep silent.

Capricorn: If somewhere feels magic, it probably is. Trust your gut, it kept you safe this long.

Aquarius: Once you know the rules and when to break them you get to mix and match as you see fit. This is called a personality.

Pisces: Know when to keep the connection with you. Oftentimes the sun can be a better companion than any human.

Good Boy, Stevie // Steve Rogers x Reader (P1)

Pairing: Steve Rogers x POC Reader, a tiny bit WinterWidow and ScarletVision
Word Count: 3.7k+
Warning: Language, fluff, Slooow burn, Sub!Steve, Dominant Reader  
Summary: Steve discovers he really enjoys you on top and in control. Pietro and Sam find out a little more about Bucky Barnes than they ever wanted to know. Wanda is a surprising supporter of *ahem* kinky things.

A/N: You really thought I was going to leave you hanging on ‘Oh Captain!’ like that? I’m not that sadistic. Okay…maybe I am but this story practically begged me to write it. Who am I to refuse?

Originally posted by luvinchris

Previously on Oh Captain: Good Boy, Stevie //Part 2

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rp sentence starters taken from rupi kaur’s work , the sun and her flowers.

“ my heart cracked inside my body. ”
“ no one is coming in and no one is getting out. ”
“ i deserved someone who was willing to stay.”
“ a dozen different thoughts tear through me each second. ”
“ i envy the winds who still witness you. ”
“ i could be anything in the world. ”
“ but i wanted to be his. ”
“ what does love look like? ”
“ i realized how naive i have been. ”
“ i’m about to get up and walk right out the door. ”
“ you cannot walk in and out of me like a revolving door. ”
“ you took the sun with you when you left. ”
“ when you plunged the knife into me you also began bleeding. ”
“ you will suffer the way you make me suffer. ”
“ i think my body knew you would not stay. ”
“ your absence is a missing limb. ”
“ it must be hard to live with what ifs. ”
“ how did we live through it and how are we still living? ”
“ i can tell when you’re lying. ”
“ the person i fell in love with was a mirage. ”
“ i notice everything i do not have. ”
“ i hardened under the last loss. ”
“ all i dream is to soften. ”
“ i barely feel like living. ”
“ why are you so unkind to me? ”
“ you are waiting for someone who is not coming back. ”
“ i was the warmest place you knew. ”
“ you turned me cold. ”
“ the irony of loneliness is we all feel it at the same time. ”
“ you must see no worth in yourself. ”
“ worth is not something we transfer. ”
“ growth is a process. ”
“ your actions are not my responsibility. ”
“ it’s okay to let others help pick up the pieces. ”
“ i do not weep because i’m unhappy. ”
“ i have everything and yet i am unhappy. ”
“ nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you. ”
“ all you own is yourself. ”
“ you have already rotted. ”
“ there is nothing left for me to do. ”
“ what if nothing wants me because i do not want me? ”
“ i am both the poison and the antidote. ”
“ i have survived far too much to go quietly. ”
“ my death will be grand. ”
“ all i’ve ever known is pain. ”
“ never feel guilty for starting again. ”
“ i am the ghost of ghosts. ”
“ there is god in you. ”  


Sorry it’s been so long! I am going to try and make a few more button maker related videos for the holidays, since you can make tons of different gifts with them, but in the meantime, meet my newest machine…a 1″ button press! 

Just a Normal Horoscope:

Aries: Manners make the man do terrible things. Know when to tell the guy to fuck off.

Taurus: Life is not about momentum or speed it is about rhythm. Bad days are just off-beat, know you’ll find it soon enough. Contract boogie fever.

Gemini: Gear up for tomorrow, you’ll need a backpack full of the shit you use to get things done.

Cancer: Be afraid be very very afraid, but never let it paralyze you. You’ve got things to do and people to confuse.

Leo: Nostalgia is a poison, growth is the antidote. Ambien works too.

Virgo: The stars drew a picture of you! It is an excellent picture. Sadly it is hard to describe. Lovely gills you have.

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Love is a fascinating thing
If one person takes it, it’s poison
If two take it, it’s an antidote
—  WritingsbyAN

givemepaperandpen  asked:

Do you guys have anything for herbal-based medicine (that's not from a wiccan perspective)? I'm writing a medieval fantasy story where there's no magic, and all medicines are based on plants/herbs/flowers. (think Cadfael, if you're familiar with Ellis Peters.) The medicine is pretty advanced for it being medieval (i.e. stitches, cleaning wounds, actual analgesics instead of strong liquor, etc) Love your blog! Just stumbled across it and it's already helped me so much! Thanks!

Plantago major – a poultice of the leaves was once widely used for bug bites and skin conditions. Now, it serves mostly to fuck up my lawn.

Disclaimer #1: Take absolutely none of this as medical advice. If you are ill, seek professional medical assistance. Herbs may be all natural, but they are not all safe. People die all the time from misusing dangerous herbs. Also, some herbs are safe for some people, but you might develop an allergy. This post will just discuss accepted principles of herbal medicine and how they can be adapted to a story.

Disclaimer #2: Different cultures have different approaches to herbal medicine. I can only really speak to the Western European/North American approaches. There are many systems out there, some which do combine both medical and spiritual uses. Be respectful and don’t appropriate. 

What you will probably be doing most is looking for herbs/treatments to deal with specific plot points. What you need to research then, are the medical functions of the herbs, not just their names. 

For example: Your main character has a fever? You need to reduce the fever, usually done with febrifuge herbs. They’re in pain? Analgesic/anodynes, unless your world has also discovered opiates. Muscle cramps? Anti-spasmodics. You want to know when to apply a poultice and when to use an emetic … or an anti-emetic.You’ll need to know which part of the plant is used, and whether to infuse, extract or decoct. 

Fortunately, the best (medical) herbals are either indexed or cross-referenced this way. The hands-down best is David Hoffman’s Holistic Herbal. If you can get a used copy, any edition, SINCE YOU ARE NOT USING THIS TO TREAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS, RIGHT? it will teach you probably all you need to know. He has other books on medical herbalism, too. 

Hoffman goes into a lot of pretty easy chemistry and preparation techniques, too. It’s focused mostly on the herbs readily available in the UK, continental Europe and North America.

A Modern Herbal, sometimes known as Mrs. Grieve’s Herbal, is available online. It was first published in 1931. So take that under consideration. The page linked here also has references for poisonous herbs and antidotes, one from the 1940s and a more modern reference courtesy of Cornell University. 

If you want even more anachronistic resources, there’s Culpeper’s Herbal, found online here. It was written in the 17th century (but there are numerous updates) and there are some things recommended in it that are downright dangerous. But, making mistakes might be a good plot point. [note: if you follow the link above, entries have links to “More info” about that herb that’s a lot more modern. But there’s still some crackpot shit on there, so remember, this is just story research.]

Once you have a handle on a few herbs you might want to write into your story, do additional research online, although be careful. Wikipedia does do an admirable job discussing folkloric uses of herbs and whether they are now considered safe or unsafe or just useless. But don’t overlook the placebo effect, either.

A lot of herbs that have been used for centuries gather multiple common names and it can be fun to use those instead of the scientific or more modern names. Have a cup of ground apple tea to relax! 

And if you want to add in aromatherapy/essential oil therapy that is evidence based and medical, not ephemeral, I would encourage you to spend time on this website here. It’s a business, but the owner is incredibly knowledgeable about using essential oils for a variety of conditions – including mental and ephemeral ones. It has a lot about safety, theory and good usage practices that are pretty low tech and perfectly suited for a high-medieval setting. Plus, a lot of this stuff smells fantastic!

Compared to a lot of MLM and other types of businesses, it is zero percent scammy. I’ve been buying from them for at least 10 years. Also, some essential oils have been clinically proven to have a therapeutic effect on living beings, and modern science has only affirmed practices that date back at least to medieval times. But this is fiction, so you can extrapolate what you need for your work.

Good luck and be safe!

– Aliya


Haters call Sakura weak. Because of the love she held on to. Because of the tears she’s shed. Because of the man she didn’t want to give up on.

And they refuse to acknowledge, that all these things helped her awaken her inner determination to protect the ones she loves.

Go ahead, be ignorant. Be sexist. Be blind.

I’ll look up to this woman til the day I die.

Because once you threaten the ones she loves?

Sound ninjas won’t stop her. Hit her as often as you like, she won’t let go of you. The puppet master who created a poison nobody could find an antidote for? The man who brought thousands of people to their knees with his hundred puppets? She punched him in the face, he couldn’t stop her either.
The legendary Uchiha Madara who evaded an entire Shinobi alliance, barely breaking a sweat? He stabbed her, she didn’t care, she healed herself just fine.
No, nobody can stop this woman from protecting the people and the world she loves. No, not even Kaguya, not even a god. Said god got punched in the face.

Hell, the man who had Sharingan all over his body and also posessed the Mangekyou Sharingan, the man who was just about to kill Sasuke Uchiha, that man got punched so hard he was practically dead, organs destroyed. He didn’t even see it coming.

All because he was about to harm her husband and her beloved child (and Naruto).

So, yeah, call Sakura Uchiha weak if you want. If it helps you sleep at night. But I’ll continue to take pride in being her fan and I take satisfaction in the fact that if she were a real person, you’d most likely be begging at her feet to not send you right to your death.

SLBP Questions That Keep Me Up At Night

1. Who knows more about poisons/antidotes, Saizo or Ieyasu? 

2. Who is better at using the spear, Yukimura or Inuchiyo?t

3. Who deserves the ‘Daddy’ title more, Kojuro or Shingen?

4. Who is more mischievous, Shigezane or Hideyoshi?

5. Who’s parents were worse, Mitsunari’s or Masamune’s?

6. Who has to deal with more, Mitsuhide or Kanetsugu?

7.Who is better at running away from miscellaneous  responsibilities, Nobunaga or Kenshin?

Anyone have an answer?