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Memories (Part 2)

Summary: Feelings grow as you stay a night at Stark Tower, catching Bucky in the middle of a nightmare you weren’t aware of.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Telepath!Reader

Word Count: 1895

Warnings: fluff, mention of a nightmare

A/N: Here’s part two, where it’s definitely relationship fluff XD @ly–canthrope @firebendergirl33

Part 1

Originally posted by ohmystucky

The living room of Stark Tower was filled with laughter, as the Avengers sat amongst the couches. You had been a regular visitor ever since both Steve and Bucky became consistent clients. It got to the point where you were visiting so much, you’d have your own spare room in the Tower in case you decided to stay over.

“Okay, okay,” Clint laughed, holding up his hand to bring silence to the group. “What word am I thinking of… now?” He asked and you shake your head. They’d been at it constantly, trying to see if they could trick a telepath. They’d been completely unsuccessful.

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askoutcasts  asked:

I'm writing a scene in my fanfic in which a sci-fi geek from Earth and a science geek from a magitech society compare notes on interdimensional transportation, and I thought it would be a nice tribute if the Earth geek mentioned the YW series as an example. Since the Errantry is down for maintenance at the moment, could you give me a quick rundown on how planet- or dimension-hopping wizardry works, just so I can be sure I get it right? Technobabble will do just fine, of course. XD

I’m having kind of a horrific day as regards Earth-based tech, so it’s a pleasure to deal with a different kind for a bit. :)

Worldgating, whether just planet-to-planet or dimension-to-dimension, exploits the same basic phenomenon. It’s all about wormholes of one kind or another, which are the simplest way to work one’s way around the small-beer issues of mere distance or the boundaries between universes. Convincing one piece of space that another one is right next to it is mostly math: solving for incidental local motion after the fact is way less complicated.

“Convince” is a key word here: both the strictly mechanical and the strictly wizardly modes of gating do this, though in different ways (and the wizardly one is more about persuasion. (No harm in remembering that the word “convince” has the old word for brute-force conquest at its root). Mechanical worldgating forces the issue with straightforward temporospatial equivalences in physics, and hence is colossally energy-intensive. Wizardry is a dodgier and less certain instrumentality for gating – space and time may decline to cooperate for a number of reasons – but lower in energy requirements, because, frankly, persuasion is more congenial to everybody involved than brute force. Even “insensate” matter prefers to be asked for consent, and to give it. And you really wouldn’t like subspace when it gets angry.

Many professional worldgating systems operate on mechanical versions of the equivalence protocols, and get around the energy requirements with big energy-harvesting systems like the SunTap technology, which stimulates and then cannibalizes the energy output of a nearby energetic star. (When we saw STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, my immediate reaction to Starkiller Base was to snicker a bit and lean over to Peter and mutter, “Oh look, they bought themselves a second-hand SunTap.”) Others prefer the hybrid approach, and build systems that expolit both science and wizardry. This methodology is what the Crossings uses, having built itself in its earliest days on top of an already-standing worldgate; such are always more amenable when wizardry makes up at least part of the equation. The Crossings also has and uses a SunTap, since its star is high-powered and energetic enough not to mind the minuscule [for a type O giant star] power parasitization, and the two systems work more or less in parallel, with some interleave when high-traffic situations or other more complicated conditions require.

It’s perhaps a touch paradoxical that between-planets / “intraspatial” gatings require more computation and more energy than between-dimensions “extraspatial” / “extracontinual” transport. Separate universes (especially if they bubbled / spawned from common parent superstrata) apparently find one another easier to reblend with, even over vast interfaces, than separate parts of the same space. Possibly this is because time tends to run more or less the same way (regardless of direction) inside a given universe; and there may be something to the old saying that “time is Nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once”: as it did, once upon a time, in this universe anyway. Different universes, when brought briefly enough into sync to allow passage, seem to be less fussed about the issue. Some philosophers here and there have theorized that the One Itself is only one of many, a bubble of singularity in a far vaster continuum of Deity than we’re at all capable of perceiving, let alone understanding; and that the snuggliness of universes is just a symptom of the greater truth that the Many  like to get together for a chat now and then. But no one really knows.

…Philosophizing aside, hope this helps. :)

dreadpiratesolstice  asked:

Hey, are you against endogenic systems? If so, why?

I wouldn’t use the term against, but I definitely have some cautions and disagreements with parts of the concept, term, and ideology! 

(P.S. “You” in this post isn’t focused on you specifically, but rather on the general “you” of people identifying as endogenic systems!)

Firstly, I want to acknowledge that there is room for non-traumagenic systems in professional DID/DDNOS diagnoses. Almost all systems are reported as having trauma, but it’s not a 100% of the time thing. It’s speculated that the remaining percent have trauma and don’t remember it, but that’s not my place to say. 

There’s a lack of research, but current science states that DID is caused from early childhood trauma, when one’s identity is not yet fully formed and fragments due to dissociation from painful environmental factors, compartmentalizing, and then the formation of multiple identities. Whether or not the brain alone, without environmental factors, can do this isn’t my say. There’s nothing that says it can’t happen, there’s no evidence that it has happened. 

The issues I have with idea of endogenic systems is how the concept can (unintentionally) further stigmatize DID and DDNOS. There is a huge fight for people with traumagenic illnesses to be recognized, so when people who don’t have trauma are creating new terms about a topic that already has a lot of discourse, it can create confusion, misunderstanding, and more stigma. 

For instance, this sort of discourse can make the focus of conversations about DID/DDNOS romanticized–like it’s a cool thing to live with alters and navigate this world as a system. Alters are a significant part of DID diagnoses (and can be in DDNOS), but they aren’t the only symptom nor the most problematic in many cases. Focusing conversations on this multiplicity and using similar terms that people with DID/DDNOS use can alienate those of us living with these disorders. 

I have no problem with people experiencing other identities–be it endogenic, a spiritual thing, or what not! It’s just that the people who don’t face the same stigma and oppression that people with DID/DDNOS do need to make sure not to tread on terms and territory that isn’t appropriate for them to. Essentially, equating a phenomenon (experiencing more than one identity with no discerned cause) with a disorder is inappropriate. 

I believe, through some creative thinking, there are better terms that could be used to describe people who experience multiple identities (or other parts in their consciousness). Just like how people who experience more than one identity like kintypes and such use different terms (or at least, are supposed to!). For instance, I personally feel that the terms “systems,” “headmates,” “alters” should be for people with DID/DDNOS only. Conflating these terms with something that isn’t a disorder disempowers people who use these terms to describe their disorder. 

(Please note that system and alters are not new terms created on tumblr, they are terms originally use for people with DID/DDNOS)

Essentially, don’t use system terminology (including the term “system”) if you don’t have DID/DDNOW/OSDD-1. Also, a lot of endogenic groups (gonna use that term since it’s not a DID/DDNOS specific term) take up survivor spaces for people with DID. This can sometimes happen unintentionally, but it’s important to remember that unless you have a DID/DDNOS Dx (Self-dx is fine!), then it’s inappropriate to take up space not meant for you. 

This survey of 128 people (as in, bodies) shows how people with DID/DDNOS find it inappropriate for endogenic groups to use DID/DDNOS terminology, where those using it (endogenic) believe it’s not wrong. Clearly, it’s important to listen to the oppressed and stigmatized group and not appropriate their terms. 

The other problem I have with this concept is that I believe it sometimes causes people who do have DID/DDNOS to overlook the need for treatment. I’m all for normalizing this sort of multiplicity, but over-normalizing it. If someone is experiencing DID symptoms, they may have a system that is formed from trauma and just not remember it. A lot of systems I’ve spoken with have at least one alter than has or had no recollection of the trauma. Sometimes the idea of “oh, if you’re don’t remember trauma then you’re endogenic, and that’s okay!” can prevent survivors of childhood trauma from getting the help they need. 

In summary: The existence of people who do not remember trauma and describe system-like experiences is totally valid. Your subjective experience is always valid. It’s just important for people without DID/DDNOS to not use terminology specifically for these groups, enter their safe spaces, and they need to be mindful of further perpetuating stigma. 

(Too long to edit for typos, but hopefully there aren’t too many haha)

anonymous asked:

Could really use some grace solo fluff

Hello anon! Thanks so much for your ask. Here, have the first short story in “Han Solo and Dancing.” It is ninety hours long and as fluffy and tooth-rotting as cotton candy dipped in maple syrup and rolled in icing sugar. Hope this helps, please don’t barf, and drop in anytime.

August 1962

I’m gonna gonna gonna punch your brother…

Han’s muttered aside to his wife, timed to the song on the hi-fi, makes Leia laugh so that her head falls back. Scotch tape stuck to her thumbs, Leia raises her hands at her husband and child, waggles her fingers like a musical comedienne. Slung on her father’s hip as he quick-steps around the floor in his undershirt and good trousers, Grace Solo screams her glee at her mother.

“Over!” Grace cries, as “The Locomotion” comes to an end. “Over over over.”

“Thank Christ,” Han sighs, running a hand through his hair, mussing its combed furrows. Grace points a finger in his face, so stern it makes Han turn incredulous laughter to the rafters.

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Scalia insulted Jews, gay people, ethnic minorities, basically everyone who wasn’t a white man. He was like the Family Guy of the Supreme Court: he in a way wasn’t discriminatory because he discriminated against everyone.
—  Actual quote from my constitutional law professor

anonymous asked:

As a fellow psychology student can I hear about why you are anti self dx? Obviously it can be misused but I think it can be useful with self-reflection and honesty especially considering inaccessibility of mental health care. I've gotten my own diagnosises correct prior to professional input. also the dsm is flawed.

well, essentially, i’m against it because the power of suggestion leads you to see problems where there aren’t any – or to misinterpret problems that do exist. see, when you’re worried that you have adhd, for example, everything you experience relating to that worry is going to feel heightened. you may even interpret something perfectly normal, such as fidgeting or feeling restless in times of stress, as something meaning that you have the disorder. 

a diagnosis really requires outside, unbiased observation. you cannot diagnose yourself and say that’s the end of it, because your observations *are* biased and you are not seeing what other people see. a doctor can tell you things about yourself that you didn’t even know, while with self-dx, you only have your own feelings and experiences. you can supplement those with articles and anecdotes and online tests, of course, but all of these things will only contribute to you thinking that you have the disorder. even doctors and mental health professionals can’t diagnose themselves. they have to go to other doctors. 

(and even if the tests/articles/etc say that you DON’T have it, the point about having only an internal lens still stands. you might have the disorder even after the information you’ve found and analyzed yourself says that you don’t have it.)

not to mention that there is just so much misinformation online, especially on tumblr. if you are unable to access healthcare or unable to talk to your family about feeling that you may have an illness, do *not* use tumblr. most people don’t know what to look for. 

but there’s something about self dx that does not sit right with professionally diagnosed people. these people have had to fight for *years* to get diagnosed, and essentially when someone lists their self-dxed illnesses on their about page, it sends the message that the prof. dxed people’s struggles did not matter. it sends the message that their struggles were pointless. 

when someone uses self-dx, they’re saying that they know just as much as a professional doctor (of any kind), even though *they have not been to medical school*. they are saying that prof. dxed people have wasted their time. 

besides, concerning your point about inaccessibility to mental health care, you’re right…. in America. and in other countries with similar systems. tumblr is heavily focused on America (ie, because of our shitshow of a presidency and the repeal of our health laws). but people who use inaccessibility as the *only* argument for their pro-self dx position are forgetting that not everyone who uses self-dx is American or lives in America. tumblr does not revolve around this country, nor does the world, nor does mental health itself. 

and hey – you’re lucky that you got your stuff right before going to a professional. but not everyone gets it right. no shade, seriously, but make sure you are not forgetting that *just because you were right, that doesn’t mean everyone else is*. and besides, the key phrase in that argument is “prior to professional input”. you still went to a professional. 

the very farthest self dx should ever go is, “hey, i think i have (x disorder) because of (x things). i may be wrong and will go to a professional when i can.” self-dx is never a be-all and end-all to treatment. 

i am not against people in shitty situations (ie, abusive households or restricted access to medical care) doing what they can to gather information for future visits to professionals. it can be actually pretty helpful to go into a therapy session or a medical test or whatever with a list of things you’d like to look into. sometimes doing that can even make less work for your doctors. 

however, i am against teenagers on the internet asking other teenagers on the internet if they have (x condition), taking some online quizzes, overthinking, and then putting all their self-diagnosed illnesses on their blog pages. and, okay, it’s not just on tumblr that i’m against this – it’s everywhere. 

and yes, the dsm has flaws, the medical system has flaws, doctors can be wrong (hell, i was falsely diagnosed with some shit but the “symptoms” were caused by stress and there’s nothing medically wrong with me). patients can lie and hide to get answers they want, doctors can brush off legitimate complaints, the dsm can use outdated definitions, etc, etc. 

but the professional system is so much safer than taking matters into your own hands when it comes to your mental health. and honestly, it’s like tumblr – if you want a good experience, you have to know where to look. 

i genuinely feel for people who are not able to access a diagnosis, whether that’s because they can’t afford it or are abused or whatever is restricting their access. but saying, “hey, i might have this” is temporary. i hope that everyone who currently has to resort to self dx/”hey i might have this” gets access to real medical care as soon as possible. 

sail-boat101  asked:

Hey, I was looking through the NDP website, but I couldn't find a lot on their stance on mental health. Is there anywhere else I can look?

Here’s the full BC NDP platform:

Below is all of the platform that focuses on Mental Health & Addiction:

MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES

For the last 16 years Christy Clark and the BC Liberals have been out-sourcing much of our mental health and addictions services in the most expensive way possible. Instead of giving people the help and the care they need, Christy Clark leaves them to go through a revolving door of acute care hospital visits and interactions with police and other first responders.

Because of the lack of services, many people suffering from acute mental illness and addictions also end up involved in the justice system. Up to 60 per cent of people incarcerated in BC suffer from mental illness, ad-diction, or both. Prisons are a costly and ineffective substitute for robust mental health and addictions treatment.

After years of BC Liberal neglect, John Horgan and the BC NDP will trans-form our mental health system by improving access, investing in early prevention and providing opportunities for intervention before problems get worse.

Whether someone is eight or 98, they need to have confidence that they only have to ask for help once to get the help they need fast, because mental health is as important as physical health.

Making mental health treatment and addictions support a priority

  • Our fragmented mental health and addictions system fails too many British Columbians. Bringing mental health and addictions into one ministry that serves all ages will help prevent adolescents nearing adulthood from losing services when they need them most.
  • We will address the fragmented mental health care system. We will create a Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to prioritise those patients, and ensure treatment is available, coordinated and effective for everyone who needs it.
  • This new ministry will work with the Ministry of Children and Families, the Ministry of Health, local governments, First Nations and the education and justice systems so patients get treatment early and effectively.
  • We will establish a long term plan so prevention activities and treatment can be secure and effective not just now, but into the future.

Early intervention and support

Transforming our mental health system means investing in early intervention and treatment of mental health and addictions issues. We know early intervention and prevention for children and adolescents results in measurable improvements. If identified and treated early, serious mental health issues can be dramatically mitigated.

Not only does acting early improve the quality of life of those struggling with mental illness and addictions and their families, it also costs less to treat these problems overall when they are well-managed from the start of treatment.

  • A BC NDP government will ensure children and youth have timely access to the full spectrum of mental health and addictions care in every region of the province.

Reaching people in need, where they are

  • When people are in crisis, they need immediate help. A BC NDP government will take an “Ask Once, Get Help Fast” approach to mental health and addictions. No one should be left waiting for months for the most basic of mental health services.
  • We will ensure students can access specially trained adolescent mental health professionals within the school system, where early identification and support can lead to healthier lives and prevent a lifetime of illness.
  • We will recognize the hard work of community-based and not-for-profit services in improving the lives of those with mental health and addictions and expand support for these services.

Evidence-based treatment

Up to 60 per cent of people who struggle with addiction also experience other mental health challenges. The current system often treats addiction separately from mental health, with large gaps in services. A BC NDP government would bring these services together to better help those in need.

An evidence-based system of care for people living with addiction issues includes equal access for concurrent disorders.

  • We will provide access to a wide range of evidence-based and regulated treatment, including licensing our current recovery house system, enhancing supports post-detox, and improving access to harm reduction options that save lives.
  • While the focus will be on community-based treatment, there is a segment of the population that will only improve with more intensive, residential-based treatment. We will reopen facilities on the Riverview lands to provide residential care where needed.

TACKLING THE OVERDOSE CRISIS

“We lost 914 people to overdoses last year. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and partners were stolen away from those they loved. We need to work together on this issue. Think of wildfires. We never wait to check the budget before putting the fires out. We get at it right away.” - John Horgan, CBC Jan. 30, 2017

When people are in trouble they need help right away. It is our commitment to provide that help fast, when and where people need it. That kind of response has been missing from the Christy Clark government’s approach to the overdose crisis. The results have been devastating for families and communities.

In the Fraser Health region alone in 2016 there were more than 3,000 suspected opioid overdoses attended to in emergency rooms.

And the problem continues. In just one week this year, Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services responded to 174 overdose calls. A year after the BC Liberal health minister declared the rising number of overdoses in our province to be an emergency there is little evidence that Christy Clark’s government is treating it like one.

“There’s no government centre where you can call and say okay, my son or daughter is addicted. What do I do? Where do I turn? There is nothing. There’s no guidance.” - Michelle Jansen, who lost her son Brandon to fentanyl addiction, CFAX, Nov 14, 2016

Families need support to get their loved ones the help they need. And the help they need has to be there for them. When people are ready to get help for their addictions, we need to be ready to support them.

“We don’t have a city where if somebody is addicted to drugs and they need help and they come forward to a police officer, or just want to self-report and get help, they don’t have anywhere to go - and there’s long waiting lists.” - Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, Vancouver Courier, Nov. 24, 2016

A BC NDP government will take bold action to tackle the overdose crisis

  • We will establish a province-wide strategy to ensure the widest possible availability of life-saving naloxone kits with people trained to use them.
  • We will provide more support to police efforts to disrupt the supply chain through measures to break up the major drug rings and send the perpetrators to trial.
  • We will push for increased penalties for drug dealers who knowingly distribute death-dealing drugs like fentanyl and carfentanil.
  • We will establish a special initiative with First Nations leaders and their communities to provide additional assistance where the impact of the crisis is greatest.
  • And we will increase support for first responders, including counselling for PTSD and work-related stress.

And some general points on Mental Health sprinkled through the document:

  • Provide faster access to mental health services, when and where people need it.
  • We will emphasize prevention and early treatment for all health issues, including mental health and addictions.
  • We will establish Urgent Family Care Centres across BC to improve your access to doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, dieticians, pharmacists, mental health workers, midwives, occupational therapists and other health care providers.
  • We will make mental health counselors available where schools identify a need so children can get the help they need, when they need it.
  • We will partner with the federal government, local municipalities, agencies and community groups to create an immediate homelessness action plan, which includes a provincial poverty reduction plan. We will ensure that initiatives in other areas such as mental health, social assistance, justice, safety, health, and more are tied into the action plan.

Title: it’s my duty
Summary: Who knew something amazing could come out of being pulled over and running late for work?
Disclaimer: I don’t own Naruto.
Prompt: Silver Lining
Rating: K
Warning(s): idk, probably some OOC on Sasuke’s part. It’s an AU with no massacre of any kind, though, so idk. Maybe he’s IC by those standards. WHY DON’T YOU JUDGE.
Comments: Inspired by hallous’s fanart of cop!Sasuke and doctor!Sakura.

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“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Sakura muttered to herself as she heard the sirens go off in warning, and glanced at her rear-view mirror to expectedly find a cop car flashing his blue-red lights at her. Tightening her jaw, she let out a small sound of frustration before moving smoothly to the side of the curb, shifting her car in park and turning off the ignition, while she drummed her fingers against the opened window side, glancing at her watch with a stressed look.

“I’m already running late for work, and it’s Spring Break, one of the busiest times of the year—AKA, my boss is going to murder me.”

Running a hand over her face, Sakura glanced in her mirror and drummed her fingers some more, biting her lip at the cop’s apparent inactivity. She knew he was probably just writing down all the information about her car as part of the usual process, but she couldn’t help wanting for him to hurry up a bit.

She had patients to treat, for god’s sake! Fearless, stupidly injured and probably very intoxicated patients, but still patients regardless!

And it’s not like I ever really speed, she thought to herself, pinching the bridge of her nose. My record is clean! I’m usually a very careful driver!

Hearing the sound of an opening door, she glanced at her mirror again and bit the inside of her cheek, thinking of what she should do. Crap, he’s coming, she thought, as she glanced back a little and saw the man approaching her window. Maybe if I make a cute face I can get away…?

Grinning secretively to herself, Sakura took a quick look at herself in the mirror, before turning to greet her to-be-victim-of-her-charms and putting on the sharpest, cutest smile she could muster—only for it to drop instantly once her eyes set on his out-of-this-world attractive face.

Mouth running dry, and stomach flipping wildly, she stared at him in distress and shattered hope of escape.

Shit, she thought, swallowing the nervous lump in her throat. He’s hot…

“License and registration,” the young cop—who was probably not more than a year or two older, at most—finally spoke, his voice rumbling deep in his chest. It drove shivers down her spine.

Ino would know how to handle this… she said to herself, unable to muster the courage to even open her mouth at all. Her eyes widened as the cop’s gaze finally moved to her, likely wondering why she wasn’t saying or doing anything.

When their eyes met, her cheeks flushed madly. Ino-pig would know how to handle this—but I sure can’t!

Raising a brow, the dark haired police officer called, “Ma’am.” He took his hand out of his pocket and gestured his hand out, as if waiting for something to be handed to him. “Your license and registration, if you would.”

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In case anyone is interested, here’s a very rare case of well executed apology from a celebrity. Chris Hemsworth is apologising over something happened almost a year ago that caused him no major negative attention if not a fair reprimand from attentive fans at the time. He’s not coming off as condescending, he’s not hiding behind the annoying but always present I don’t think it was that bad but since it looks like you’re greatly offended… attitude and the outcome is a commendable sense of humble genuineness.

It wouldn’t be that hard, would it? And it definitely feels good. 

Professionalism as a system is built to be ableist.

Most of the stuff they are trying to weed out with professional behavior is related to disability or illness.  People who aren’t “dependable” or “reliable”, people who will bring their issues into the workplace, etc.

There’s a side to it where it’s about boundaries between people, and that is fine and good.  Not everything about professionalism is bad.

But even then, these codified boundaries can be interpreted as mostly a way to insulate abled people from disabled people’s problems.

And let’s be damn clear - abuse and neglect of disabled people in the medical system is the rule, not the exception.

If you understand institutional ableism exists, but for some reason think the medical system and professionals are magically exempt of that, and every person with a mental disability should happily “get help! it’ll make your life better!” then you really don’t understand ableism at all.

more trans system feels

so there’s this idea We keep running into in discussions of trans people in systems, or in the way that psych professionals look at systems:

they seem to assume that, if the host IDs as trans or some gender that doesn’t match the body, that’s b/c that host is not the original and there is someone in the system who does ID with the body’s ASAB.

which is, ofc, a flawed and transantagonistic idea in general, as well as an oversimplified understanding of transness and systems and so on…

but it’s extra weird when it comes to Us b/c:

I’m the original and the host, but I’m trans and in no way ID as a woman

however, We have someone in Our system who does, namely Missy, but She’s:

1) kind of trans/NB Herself

2) totally not the original

3) also literally an alien lmao

so idk who though this concept was solid enough to be a rule but…wow is it way off for Us!

so we decided having a comprehensive, in-depth explanation of why we’re pro-self diagnosis & why you should be too would be good, so we have something to refer back to when needed.

tl;dr: self-diagnosis is a result of the professional diagnostic system being broken & ableist, & society being ableist in general. the problem isn’t self-diagnosis; the problem is the ableism & other bigotry making self-diagnosis necessary.

so, in order to get professionally diagnosed as autistic, several things have to happen:

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