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Bob Harper had a heart attack.  Now leave fat people alone.

Bob Harper, a former trainer on the Biggest Loser, has been one of the fittest men on television for over a decade.  He had a massive heart attack a couple of weeks ago and was hospitalized for eight days.

Bob Harper – a fitness guru who’s the host of “The Biggest Loser” – suffered a heart attack that left him unconscious for 2 days.

Harper tells us he was working out in a NYC gym 2 weeks ago when he collapsed. A doctor who was also working out administered CPR and used paddles to keep Bob alive.

The 51-year-old was taken to the hospital and says he woke up 2 days later. He was hospitalized for 8 days and is still in NYC – he lives in L.A. – because his doctors have not cleared him to fly.

(cont. TMZ)

Heart disease and heart attacks run in Bob Harper’s family and he says it’s all genetics.  I’m sure he’s absolutely right, but why are we okay agreeing with a fit man who says his heart attack was genetics while we view fat people who say “it’s genetics” with such disdain?

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fun arthritis things
  • being completely stiff first thing in the morning
  • “what was that sound” “my back”
  • not having full range of motion
  • predicting the weather with your knees
  • not being able to hold a pen 
  • “do you need help getting up??” “no no just give me like five minutes”
  • never finding a comfortable sitting position
  • The Limp

vanillaella  asked:

Rfa+Saeran+V+Vanderwood reacting to MC saying weird things in her sleep, please? Like mc says "come at me bro" in her sleep and then softly giggles. Hope this makes sense (^~^) love your blog btw❤❤

Yeaaa boyyy gimmie dem vandy requests this is what i live for

also i needed ideas for what shit to have mc say so i found this askreddit thread and took some stuff from there and i cried laughing

Zen

  • Zen takes a lot longer than most people to fall alseep
  • But cuddling with you relaxes him and makes it easier for him
  • So he was spooning you as you muttered
  • “you have to use this one. Use this one to KILL HIM!”
  • He nearly fell off the bed he pushed himself away from you so hard
  • And then he teased you a lot about it in the morning

Yoosung

  • Oh my good grief god this boy is SHOOK
  • He was right about to fall asleep, then you went and shouted
  • “YOU IDIOT YOU CROSS THE RED AND THE BLUE WIRES”
  • Completely terrified from the sudden outburst
  • But once he’s calmed he’s so upset
  • Why’d you call him an idiot :(
  • He didn’t mean to cross the wrong wires :( :( :(

Jaehee

  • ???
  • Sleep talking can be a side effect of serious problems are you okay MC???
  • After making sure that you’re at least relatively healthy she’s….. slightly unnerved
  • She swears she once heard you could to ten in German
  • “MC do you even speak German???”

Jumin

  • 99% of the time he ignores it
  • You can’t control yourself while your asleep, and he just wants to sleep, so he doesn’t mind it
  • But sometimes you’ll say the creepiest shit
  • Like one time, you sat up and said in a complete monotone voice
  • “There is always a perfect opportunity to kill everybody.”
  • That was the most terrified he head been in his entire life

Seven

  • It wasn’t rare for him to be up later than you
  • So of course he’s heard his fair share of your sleep threats
  • But he never gets tired of it
  • Every time he hears you he’ll go into a full blown sleep smack down with you
  • “Fight me bro”
  • “Come at me, babe!”
  • It’s a ridiculous mess

V

  • For the most part he doesn’t pay much attention to your sleep talking
  • He’s a p heavy sleeper, so if he’s asleep you could scream in his ear and he’d still be sleeping
  • But sometimes he’ll entertain your sleep-self and respond
  • “Wanna hear a funny story?”
  • “I’d love to, MC”
  • “….”
  • No story

Saeran

  • He was peacefully sleeping next to you
  • Getting the best nights sleep he had in a while
  • Then you suddenly mumble out,
  • “There’s so much corn… And they’re all trying to… KILL me”
  • He’s so confused
  • He’s never heard anyone sleep talk he wasn’t expecting it to be a full sentence, much less a coherent one

Vanderwood

  • They were peacefully sitting in bed, reading their book as you slept beside them
  • It had been complete silence for an hour, so they nearly jumped out of their skin when you shouted
  • “NO! NO! Use the QUADRATIC equation, you idiot!” 
  • They were confused
  • But they were mostly offended that you assumed they would use the wrong equation
Cheap Vegan Essentials

Below is a short list of foods which I think should be in the basket of every new vegan when they go on that first vegan shopping trip. Prices will vary according to location, but in the vast majority of places these foods will be some of the cheapest items in any supermarket.  You can find a selection of simple recipes that make use of these items as their main ingredients here.

  • Rice: Rice is an extremely cheap and filling staple. A cup of rice contains roughly 45 grams of carbohydrates and 4-5 grams of protein. In an airtight container it lasts around 6 months. It is even cheaper when bought in bulk. 

  • Beans: Beans are one of the most accessible protein sources and have been a staple around the world for thousands of years. Just one cup of soybeans, for example, contains a massive 28.62 grams of protein, while even standard baked beans contain around 14 grams. They also contain lysine, which is missing from most other plant sources.

  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas can be purchased very cheaply canned, and in large bags in bulk if you’re willing to prep them yourself.  Each cup contains about 15 grams of protein, tonnes of fibre as well as magnesium and folate. 

  • Lentils: Similar to chickpeas, lentils can be bought canned or in large bags as bulk products. A cup of cooked lentils contains a massive 18 grams of protein, they also lower cholesterol, improve heart health and help stabilise blood sugar. 

  • Oats: Oats are very cheap, can be bought in bulk and have great shelf life. They are high in protein, fibre, and B12; they are even thought to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. 

  • Cereals: Most cereals, especially supermarket’s own brand products are very cheap. Whole grain cereals like bran or oat based products are high in fiber, calcium and iron, and most are fortified with B vitamins.

  • Pasta:  Pasta is another great product to always have on hand, it is one of the least expensive items in any supermarket, can be bought in bulk and has a very long shelf life. Depending on the type, pasta can be a good source of fibre and carbohydrates; it is a high energy food and is very filling.

  • Potatoes: Potatoes are one of the cheapest foods available in most supermarkets, at an average of just $0.56 per pound. They are versatile, filling and despite their reputation as unhealthy, they are an excellent source B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.

  • Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are as versatile as white potatoes, are high in vitamins B6, C, D, iron, magnesium and potassium. They’re also a more balanced source of energy than white potatoes, as their natural sugars release slowly, avoiding blood-sugar spikes.

  • Noodles: Many varieties of noodles are vegan, they are very cheap and last a long time. Noodles are very filling and contain high levels of B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, and calcium.

  • Nut butters: Depending on the type, nut butters can be purchased very cheaply and in large quantities. It has a surprisingly good shelf life, is an excellent source of heart healthy fats and is very high in protein. 

  • Falafel: Falafel is usually cheap to buy pre-made but it is even cheaper when made at home just using chickpeas and spices. It is filling, can be used to make great vegan burgers and is a good source of protein, fat and soluble fibre. 

  • Hummus: Though buying pre-prepared hummus is usually relatively cheap, it is far more cost effective to make your own in larger quantities, depending on the recipe you usually only need chickpeas, tahini and  lemon. 

  • Couscous: Couscous can be great in salad or as its own side dish, it is cheap to buy and is a convenient option since it is so easy to prepare. It is a good source of lean protein, dietary fibre and B vitamins. 

  • Tofu: Tofu has an odd reputation for being expensive, quite probably among people who have never bought it. Tofu has been a Chinese staple for thousands of years, it is now widely available in supermarkets and is far cheaper than comparable animal products, averaging less than $2 per pound. It is filling and is high in both protein and calcium.

  • Tempeh: Tempeh is similar to tofu in price and use, but has a different texture and slightly different nutritional properties. The fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fibre and vitamins compared to tofu, as well as firmer texture and a stronger flavour

  • Seitan: Seitan is made with wheat gluten and is extremely high in protein, as well as being one of the cheapest sources of protein per dollar when made at home and is around the same price as low quality beef in stores. It has a steaky texture and is very filling.

  • Frozen fruit/vegetables: Large bags of mixed frozen vegetables can be bought extremely cheaply almost anywhere. Despite popular opinion to the contrary, frozen vegetables are almost as healthy as fresh produce since they are frozen while fresh and don’t endure the loss of nutrients associated with long travel and extended shelf time. Frozen fruit like mixed berries can be a cheap way to prepare smoothies or dessert.

  • Canned fruit/vegetables: Having a few cans of fruit or vegetables around is always a good idea, things like canned peas or corn can be a side on their own, canned peaches or orange pieces are an instant dessert and canned tomatoes can be used to make sauces. 

  • Bananas: Bananas are one of the cheapest fruits available, especially when bought in bulk and deserve a mention based on their nutritional value and their versatility. They can be used in desserts, as a healthy snack and can be used to make cheap vegan ice cream.

  • Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits like lemon, orange and limes are cheap to buy in bunches, especially when in season and can be eaten as a healthy snack or used as a cheap way to add flavour to existing dishes. 

  • Vegetable stock: Vegetable stock is good to have around for a variety of purposes; it will add flavour to any dish from gravies to soups and roast dinners. It is extremely cheap and relatively healthy if you go for a low sodium option.

  • Olives: Olives are a healthy source of fat, they are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and contribute to good health health, as well as being good sources of iron. They can be bought in large jars very cheaply and can be a healthy snack. 

  • Olive Oil: Thought to be the healthiest oil to cook with, it is heart healthy and can be used to add flavour to a variety of dishes like pastas and salad.

  • Spinach: Spinach is often called a super-food in terms of nutritional content, it is is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, calcium, iron and a multitude of vitamins. You can also buy large bags of pre-prepared spinach very cheaply.

  • Kale: Kale has a different flavour and texture to spinach, but has similar uses. It is a great source of dietary fibre and is packed with nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium. Even a 500g bag should only set you back around $2.50. 

  • Bread: Many new vegans assume bread is off limits, but many breads are vegan. Even speciality loafs are very cheap considering the amount of meals they can contribute towards, and they can be a good source of carbohydrates and protein. 

  • Plant Milks: Plant milks have an undeserved reputation for being expensive, this is only in comparison to heavily subsidised dairy milks, though even then the price is comparable, in fact, some supermarket’s own brands are even cheaper. Plant milks are packed with calcium and are usually supplemented with vitamins B6 and B12.

  • Non-Dairy Spreads: Non-dairy spreads can be made form a variety of sources, from soy or olives to coconut oil. They tend to be comparable to dairy butter in terms of calcium, but without the unhealthy fats and cholesterol. They are usually priced similarly or cheaper than their dairy counterparts.

  • Peppers: Peppers tend to be very cheap to pick up in large bags, particularly bell peppers. They can be stretched over several meals, and can add flavour and texture to curries, stir fries and salads.

  • Nutritional Yeast: Seen as something of a speciality health food, nutritional yeast is actually very cheap, lasts a long time and is one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It has a nutty, cheesy taste, so you can use it in place of anything you’d usually sprinkle cheese on. It is also great in soups and when used to make “cheesy”, creamy sauces. 

  • Flax seeds: Each tablespoon of ground flax seed contains about 1.8 grams of  omega-3s. It is included in this list as they make a great egg substitute in baking, can be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. It is cheap to buy, and even a small packet lasts a long time.
     
  • Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is not only far healthier than milk chocolate, it is usually cheaper to buy in the same quantities and is far more filling. It is versatile for use in baking and desserts and is a healthy snack in small quantities.

  • Selected Produce: Fresh vegetables are not always expensive. Seasonal vegetables are usually cheap in most supermarkets, but some vegetables like carrots, turnips, onions, cabbage and cauliflower are inexpensive all year round, and can often be bought on offer or as “irregular” (but still perfectly edible) for even less.
     
  • Herbs and Spices: Having a range of spices on hand is always a good idea; things like cumin and garlic can add depth and flavour to simple meals and they last a very long time. Investing in a good spice rack and some curry powder will save you money in the long term.
I *May* Have Been “That Person” and Fell in Love with a Sick Betta

First thing is that normally I do not reccommend buying a sick betta from a store. It’s just setting up for heartbreak. Especially if you’re not equipped to handle the care of a very sick betta and if you’re not prepared to deal with possibly losing a sick betta. I always try to pick out relatively healthy bettas. I have bought some with fin rot before but never anything seriously wrong. Until Monday that is…

So I went to Petco because my shitty tetra airpump finally gave up on me after having taken apart and tinkering with it more times than I care to admit. I had heard good things about petco brand airpumps so went with that. While I was there I stopped by and checked out the bettas. I was just admiring the colors and feeling sorry for some of them when I noticed a very sick veiltail. He was so skinny and weak all he could do was rest at the bottom of his cup breathing heavily through his gills. He was completely clamped up and looked more like a matchstick than a fish. I told myself to leave him, I didn’t need another betta. I wandered around the store arguing with my brain telling me about the empty emergency 2.5, extra heaters, and meds. Kept telling my brain to shut up. Then I realized I had spent well over 30 minutes wandering around thinking about the same fish…I was doomed. Let’s face it I never had a chance.

I want to clarify that I did NOT rescue him. I meekly and quietly took him to the counter and paid for him(lol at me and being a coward.) To rescue a betta means you talked to the manager about why this is completely inappropriate, I did not do that. This betta was really freaking weak. He could hardly swim and even a half filled 2.5 was too much for him. So he went into a breeders box floating in said 2.5

I wasn’t holding onto much hope but thought I’d at least try. I began doing 1 hour paraguard baths in a .5 gallon betta cube every day. His half filled 2.5 was dosed with stresscoat and paraguard as well as some aq salt to aid gill function. I couldn’t get him to eat and as he was already thin I just wasn’t expecting the best…the on the third day during his bath he ate some bloodworms! After that he continued to get better!

He is now on Day 5 and today was his last hour long bath. His 2.5 still isn’t completely filled but is more than halfway. He is still very skinny but eats 3x’s a day. He is getting better at swimming but still needs to occasionally rest and catch his breath. I love this little guy so much. @oliviner decided on the perfect name for him. Not only am I a huge D.C. nerd but it’s also very fitting given his situation. Everyone meet Mister Miracle!

His tank is pretty freaking bare right now, but once he’s strong enough I’m going to make it a Halloween Themed tank.

Again, I did not rescue MM I bought him. I happened to have most of his necessities(ignore the hidious DIY filter shhh it’s invisible you can’t see it) and I happened to have necessary meds already stocked. However 9/10 times I do NOT reccommend taking a sick betta home. It’s a lot of stress that can easily lead to heartbreak. I don’t know how to explain it, but I could not leave him I was drawn to him. I know it doesn’t make sense but anyway I love Mister Miracle and I hope he’s around for a long time. We’re still fighting.

I would like to thank @oliviner for being such a huge help and listening to my questions and concerns. For supporting us and not giving up and just for being so kind and warm. I would also like to thank @toothless-the-betta-fish @bettabbys @finsandattitude @hella-free-space @inkyozzy and @iantojonesthebetta for their support and help as well! 

Why You Feel Unlovable or Unworthy

DISCLAIMER: This post is geared toward those who have experienced emotional abuse or emotional neglect. Of course, there are many who have been victims of other kinds of abuse, who most certainly feel this way as well–as this blog addresses specifically emotional abuse/neglect, I am focusing on that here.

1. As children, we learn about who we are based on how our parents treat or interact with us. So, if our parents called us bad or selfish, focused on what we did wrong, frequently criticized, rarely acknowledged our good, etc, then we come to see ourselves as bad or wrong. If we are bad, we are unworthy to receive good. If our parents neglected us, put their needs before ours, expected us to see their feelings and needs as more important, or worse, to attend to them at the expense of ourselves, then we come to see ourselves as unimportant. Unloved. I do not matter.

2. Relatively healthy parents act as an accurate mirror to our emotions and feelings. When parents accurately mirror back feelings and empathize with the child (i.e., “So you’re feeling ___ because of ___”), the child implicitly learns that it is okay to feel, that they are valid in their emotions, and in turn, are accepted for who they are and what they experience. In contrast, when parents reflect a negative reaction to the child’s feelings or do not mirror at all, the child learns that they are wrong for what they feel, they are bad for it, and in turn, are not accepted for who they are and what they are experiencing. And if you haven’t guessed so already… as children, we carry these “lessons” on into our adulthood.

3. As a result, we do not see ourselves as good, lovable, or worthy–because our family never told us how to see those qualities in us. Our childhood and adolescence often set the stage for our identity development. So if you were told you were selfish or bad, you learn that you are those things. If you were emotionally neglected and had your needs constantly put aside, you learn you are unimportant and unloved. If you had your emotions constantly disregarded or were shamed for them, your identity becomes, “I am wrong”–in who you are and what you do. You can’t see your good qualities, if you were never taught how. Your parents were unable to build the foundation for you to see them.

So how do you start viewing yourself as good, lovable, and worthy? By learning to see how the above applies to your life. By separating who you are from how you were raised to see yourself. By reframing your thinking: at your core, you ARE good, lovable, and worthy–you just have not yet been trained to see it. You feel unworthy or unloved, because at a young age, you learned that this is who you are (because of how you were treated). You were raised to be blind to your goodness, and to see yourself as wrong, unworthy, and unlovable instead. The more you practice this new understanding and thinking, the less power those negative thoughts will have on you… and the more you will allow yourself to see good in who you are. 

And as always, please give yourself patience along the healing process ❤️

unrivalled-in-sarcasm  asked:

Is there any relatively safe way to knock someone out with no resources but your hands? My character needs to knock this person out so they don't run off, but he has nothing on him to do so. It's necessary to the story that he be knocked out. Thank you!

No.

We’ve gone over this, many times, before. There is no safe way to knock someone unconscious. By definition, you’re specifically attempting to damage their brain, with the goal of getting it to take a little vacation.

More than that, there aren’t even many reliable means to knock someone out. Blows to the head can, theoretically, work, but they can also, just as easily, piss off the person you’re attacking, without much ill effect.

Tranquilizers take ages to kick in, and are very difficult to dose. Too much, and you’ve got a corpse. Not enough, and you’ve got someone who’s groggy, but still ambulatory.

Choking is, in theory, the safest, but the fine line between unconscious and dead is still something you can’t spot intentionally. Choking is something that can be practiced in a safe environment, but using it in the field is incredibly finicky.

And, it gets better.

Strip away all the terminology and a concussion is just bruising on the brain itself. You get hit, your head gets jostled around, and your brain bounces off the inside of your skull. You may have been using that organ for something, and might understand why you don’t particularly want it getting directly injured. Either way, this will, absolutely, interfere with your ability to think, remember unimportant information like your name, or count the number of fingers some well meaning smartass is holding up. Still, probably won’t knock you out, though.

When you’re talking about knocking someone out, you’re really asking, “how can I directly assault their brain, without having to develop psychic powers?” Yeah, that’s never going to be safe. It turns out, getting the human brain to stop working, temporarily, is a lot like trying to get it to just flat out stop working in general, and it’s a crap shoot, which you’ll get.

Concussions are cumulative. This should be fairly obvious, when you actually think about it. If your brain has been pre-tenderized, it’s going to be more susceptible to future concussions, and the ones you receive will be more severe. This means someone who’s had a few before will be knocked unconscious or killed far more easily than someone with a relatively healthy brain. Even then, it’s not like there’s a stable baseline of, “you can hit your head this hard before it kills you.”

Knocking someone unconscious for more than a few seconds is very bad news. If you’re knocking someone out for more than a minute, there’s going to be irreparable brain damage. (The specific threshold is usually around 30 seconds, but for each unique brain, there’s equally unique catastrophic brain damage.) So, you’ve, “safely,” reduced someone to a vegetable. More than a few minutes and you’ve (probably), “safely,” killed them.

So, what do you actually do when you need to be somewhere else and someone is intent on getting you to stick around? Knock them off balance and run. Sucker punches to the stomach are a good option. If unexpected, they’ll usually wind the victim, and give you a good head start. Knees to the gut are another classic. One common variation is to knee the gut, and when they double over, knee them again in the face. Slamming a door in the face, or knocking them to the ground are also excellent options. Really, there are a lot of options. The goal is to simply create an opening and escape. You don’t need to knock someone unconscious to do that. You really don’t want to knock someone unconscious to do that.

-Starke

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I hate those random energy bursts where I feel relatively healthy and start planning projects because “I can totally do this!!!” but then I’m back to completely fatigued for two months after that day and end up feeling super guilty about not getting done all the stuff I naively said I could get done during those few hours of Good. 

anonymous asked:

I feel ignorant for asking this, but I plan on getting a snake in the future (when I'm old enough) and want to be sure I get information from good sources. I've read every post you have on Spider Morphs, but you don't have many detailing Duckbills, Small/Bug Eyed, and Kinked Spines. I know these are bad, but what exactly happens to the snake when they have these?

hey!! don’t ever hesitate to ask questions because we all stated somewhere and questions are how we learn!! I’m happy to answer anything I can. 

Okay, so duckbilling, small/bug eyed and kinked spines show up in other Ball Python morphs. Morphs like Carmel Albino (kinking and female sub-fertility), Super Cinnamon/Super Black Pastel (duckbill and sometimes kinking), Super Lesser Platinum/Super Butter (bug eyes) and Lesser Platinum x Piedbald (small eyes) are examples. There are more, so be sure to research if there are any problems for your chosen morph! 

Anyways, going over these individually: 

Duckbills:

Dr. Mark D. Scherz ( a herpetologist here on tumblr, great blog) explains it best: “This mutation arises from a loss of bone in the lateral portions of the skull. I would not be surprised if it were accompanied by respiratory and feeding problems.” The Ball Python’s face, essentially, looks like it has a duckbill. 

Small Eyes: 

Really as it sounds; this is a ball python that has a genetic deformity that causes small eyes. Couldn’t find a good picture for this one, so if anyone knows where I can get one, that’d be great! 

Bug Eyes:

Complete opposite of small eyes! These are abnormally large eyes that stick out further than a normal ball python would. 

Kinked tails/spines: 

Kinks are twists or turns in the animal’s tail or spine. It’s a huge deformity. These vary on how the impact the snake. Some are so deformed that they die in the egg while others can still live a long and relatively healthy lifestyle depending on the severity of their kink. 

Hope this helps a bit and if you have any more questions then feel free to ask me or shoot me a private message! 

anonymous asked:

What are some of your favorite dog breeds?

Hmm, I think I like mongrels the most! Although (working line) German Shepherds will always be close to my heart since I grew up with them (and still am haha, my big brother has one and I’ve got my own grandpa-aged GSD sleeping next to me right now) so I know to appreciate their personality and physical abilities. But basically all relatively large and healthy breeds used for herding and/or guarding are a big yes yes for me!

What about you guys? What are your fave dog breeds (*cough* asking for drawing inspiration *cough*)?

So this flu I have been suffering from is a current epidemic and has killed people that are young and relatively healthy. So if you’re from Australia and suffering from a bad case of the flu, please go to the doctor.

I’ve been working on the prompts lately, but here’s a little something seeing as this blog of mine has yet to update in forever.

Imagine…Persona 5 cast as Disneyland workers.

Akira would be the employee that deals with everyone’s shit. Angry moms, crying kids, anxious dads, frazzled employees…except he’d deal with everything with a poker face. You heard me. Poker face Akira breaking the rule of Disneyland smiles. His boss told him to hire someone to fix the teacup ride, he mothaeffin’ does it himself with a hexagonal wrench. #rebel (Just kidding. He’d probably call in Makoto and Futaba.)

Morgana is the manager, but because of his voice, I assume in human form he looks like a kid. Everyone asks him where his parents are, and he’s just so done. So. D O N E. (It’s worse in cat form cause the kids pat his head roughly going “kitty!” and Morgana can’t deny them cause they’re in a kid theme park.)

Ryuji would probably be that one guy cosplaying and running around the whole park cheering kids up. Unintentionally of course. Guy probably doesn’t know how to deal with a crying brat but he does it anyway. Softie. Also: “Did you hire a doppleganger or a twin? I swear you were next to Tower of Terror five minutes ago.” — “No, I was just running.” — “From what?” — “Akechi.”

Ann would be one of those street performers that parade the streets of Disneyland, wearing a set of sparkly Minnie ears in her sexy cat suit. P.S. she avoids all the adults and only talks to the kids. Women too. If you’re 14+ you need to go away you creeps. (Shiho is the exception cause that sweetheart can’t be more than emotionally 12.)

Yusuke would be that one artist that moves his stall on a parade wagon with Ann, drawing little portrait cards of everyone as Disney character impressions. Or if he’s feeling cheap, creatively inspired, and “I am not some cheap artist you can hire”, lobsters with Mickey Mouse ears cause why not.

Makoto is the security guard, but on paper she’s the maintenance mechanic. I swear she’s always near the Merry-Go-Round unless she actually has to do her job—

Futaba is underground. Cause fuck crowds. And she manages the security cameras. Either that or she flies a blimp filled with trash bags and kettle-baked chips.

 Haru is the food cart person. Or the restaurant person. When you think anything is overpriced, she gives you that smile, suggest something relatively healthy and good-sounding, and next thing you know your pocket’s empty. (It’s how she’s secretly and evilly rich.)

And Akechi is the most important because we all know Disneyland employees have a “must smile policy” except Akechi takes it a step further and that fake-ass lip tilt (calling it a smile insults all smiles) gains him employee of the month. He often competes with Akira, who doesn’t care. But when Akira gets employee of the month, Akechi goes batshit crazy inside.

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So Much Closer

There are three types of reunions for Bellamy and Clarke.

a/n: Contains spoilers for the S4 finale. This three-pronged-reunion was something I mentioned in a conversation with @notyourdaisybuchanan, and thus: this fic. Title from Transatlanticism.

The first time Clarke sees him again, she can’t breathe.

His hair is sheared short, his shoulders thinner, but the way he carries himself as he disembarks the Eligius ship is unmistakable, even with the shackles binding his wrists and ankles. He scowls at the man in a uniform who pushes him down the ramp, and that’s familiar, too.

Clarke is crouched close to the drop of the cliff face, rifle by her side, and all the air catches in her lungs when Bellamy turns her direction. The people around him are staring at the sky, the burned twigs and new foliage just beginning to sprout, squinting against the light of the sun, but he’s scanning the treeline methodically, eyes shifting closer and closer to her little patch of green. Her chest feels like a balloon filled to bursting, so tight it’s painful.

She crawls as far out on the ledge as she safely can, pulled by the same string tied tight around her heart, and watches the light glance off his cheekbones. A sharp bite to her lip just barely keeps her from crying out when he looks at the space she’s hunched among the brush and suddenly halts. He stands stock still for a moment, his eyes so wide that Clarke would swear she could see the whites even from this distance.

When was the last time she took a breath?

A woman with a baton comes up behind him and nudges his back. He stumbles forward, eyes yanked to the rocky path, and all the air rushes out of her in a whisper.

“Bellamy.”

It sounds too loud in the calm of the grove and she slinks back, letting a branch fall in front of her face. She can still see him crane his neck around as the line keeps walking, a chain of people filing out behind him, his eyes searching the spot where she stood.

Clarke lets herself watch for one heartbeat more, then turns back towards the rover. The path weaving amongst the tree trunks doesn’t take much of her focus anymore and she’s grateful for the familiarity now.

They have work to do.

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A-Z NSFW: Doyoung

Originally posted by taesyong

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A = Aftercare 
Our little bunny is the sweetest ever, Doyoung can’t rest without knowing you’re okay afterwards. I feel like Doyoung’s aftercare is being very adamant about you coming to join him in the bath for a very innocent session of getting clean and relaxing your muscles in the warm water.

B = Body part (Their favorite body part of theirs and also their partner’s) 
Doyoung’s hands are so pretty y’all…he favors his hands, mostly because he has a habit of just barely trailing his fingers over your skin, and he watches how you react to his touch; whimpering, squirming, panting lightly. He loves how the lightest of touch can have you literally in the palm of his hand. On you, it’s your thighs, mainly because he’s grabby in the bed and it’s not uncommon to find marks from his fingers the next morning. There’s just something about the soft skin beneath his fingers, and so easily being able to leave his mark there, he loves it.

C = Cum 
I think he’s kind of conscious about cumming, he doesn’t really like making a mess with it. If he’s not wearing a rubber #RubberUpForDan he tries his best to make sure it’s on your tummy or somewhere he can easily clean you up. Last thing he wants to do is have to strip the bed and wash the sheets before he can flop back down and cuddle with you.

D = Dirty Secret (a dirty secret of theirs) 
Doyoung doesn’t keep much from you, you two have a very open and honest relationship. But generally, when you’re sleeping beside the person you’re having a wet dream about, and have to get up to change your underwear because you came in your sleep, that’s normally something you keep to yourself.

E = Experience (How experienced are they? Do they know what they’re doing?)
I don’t think Doyoung is very experience, but I think he knows way too much. I feel like he’d be one of the cases when after you have sex and he drops the ball that it’s the first time he’s done it, it just kind of slaps you in the face like bitch what? Plus, honestly I think Johnny has told all of them too goddamn much anyways, Doyoung certainly knows what he’s doing, he just needs to put it to the test…

F = Favorite position
I feel like he’s a fairly cuddly bunbun, so I get the feeling that his favorite is probably spooning. He can hold you, touch you, it’s fairly comfortable, and it gets the job done.

G = Goofy (Are they more serious in the moment, or are they humorous, etc)
Listen…the boy’s a good actor, had Taeyong lookin like a chump for falling for his ‘I’m so sick’ act, so at the very least, he can put his playful ways away when you’re in the bedroom. I think he’s a good mix though, it’s about 50/50 that’s he’s serious and intense, or he can just as easily be the cute, happy lil Doyoung we know.

H = Hair (How well groomed are they)
I think he’s fairly clean…I have nothing to say to prove my theory, I can’t find a picture of his tummy to check his happy trail for some reason, but he just doesn’t give me a vibe of a guy that doesn’t keep his junk tamed.

I = Intimacy (How are they during the moment, romantic aspect…)
Doyoung is another ‘movie romance’ boy, he’s finds the whole act tedious, he knows you love him, he knows you know he loves you, there’s not really a point in doing the whole romance thing. He’ll certainly go all out for your birthday, or if you’re celebrating something, but besides that, he’s sure that cuddling you and cooing about how much he adores you and is lucky to have you gets the job done just as well as a fire hazard of candles.

J = Jack Off (Masturbation)
Jerking off isn’t something on his list at most cases, he doesn’t have a crazy hormone drive, he’s pretty far past the random boners part of his life. So 99% of the time, whatever slightly got him going, he carries it in the spank bank for when he next sees you.

K = Kink (One or more of their kinks)
Like I said, marking is kind of his thing, but specifically on your thighs. He’s not much a marker where people can see it, i.e. neck. Even though he knows it’d never happen, Doyoung had the image one day of someone trying to hit you up, and seeing his marks completely covering your upper thighs and hips and just knowing you were someone else’s and he really liked that idea. So subconsciously(or not) he marks the hell out of your hips and upper thighs, covering them in his finger prints, hickies, little love bites, the works. They’re hidden beneath your bottoms but he knows they’re there. You know they’re there. And that’s the fun part; it’s your guys’ little secret.

L = Location (Favorite places to do the do)
Because he likes do go for multiple rounds, the safest and most comfortable place is obviously the bedroom, so he doesn’t stray much from there. A handful of times he’d be too lazy or excited to make it to the bedroom and just bends you over the kitchen counter. Aside from the rare occasion he can’t get to the bedroom, bedroom is the norm for him.

M = Motivation (What turns them on, gets them going)
Your relationship is pretty open, with each other there’s no secrets or hiding, if you want something, say it. But typically every time you two have sex, starts off with a make out session, your hands in his hair, bodies pressed against one another. Not just a kiss, and he knows the make out is only the start of a very long night.

N = NO (Something they wouldn’t do, turn offs)
One of the things he made very apparent when you got together and started being sexual, is that he doesn’t want it to leave the house. There’s no way to talk him into sex in any public place, even if you’re behind a locked door, he just can’t and won’t do it. 

O = Oral (Preference in giving or receiving, skill, etc)
Like I said, foreplay is arguably Doyoung’s favorite part of sex, he loves getting you worked up and ready for him with his long fingers and talented tongue. He cums kind of quick-ish, so unless it’s just a blowjob and sex isn’t what you’re getting up to, he normally opts out for just a handjob, he’s much more into pleasing you than anything.

P = Pace (Are they fast and rough? Slow and sensual? etc.)
I think Doyoung is actually pretty fast, not rough, it’s oddly gentle and loving, just a really quick pace. But his hands are the opposite, so while he’s pounding for all it’s worth, his hands are very softly trailing over your body, grasping you, touching between your legs, it’s a perfect fix of insanity and peace.

Q = Quickie (Their opinions on quickies rather than proper sex, how often, etc.)
He’s quite a spazz with sex, it’s on a whim and kind of fast. That being said, he makes up for that with foreplay, Doyoung’s not happy if he has to bypass the fun of foreplay, he’s not a fan of quickies. If it’s right before you have to leave, he literally spends the whole time you could have been fucking, wondering if it’s worth it since his favorite part will have to be skipped. You can count the amount of times you’ve had quickies on one hand, it’s a very rare occurrence. 

R = Risk (Are they game to experiment, do they take risks, etc.)
I think he’s a pretty standard guy in the bedroom, I don’t think his imagination strays further than “basic” sex acts, if it involves having to get a chair, he’s never heard of it, let alone thought of it. I don’t think he’d turn away the idea, maybe get him one of those ‘try a new sex position every night’ type of books, he’ll try to keep up. But you’d have to be the one to propose the new things, Doyoung isn’t going to.

S = Stamina (How many rounds can they go for, how long do they last…)
I need to stop with thinking he’s a goddamn rabbit, but I can’t resist, the boy fucks like a rabbit, he’s very erratic and can just roll into another round with barely a few minute pause to catch your breath. Once he’s actually in you, I don’t think he last that long, just a few minutes, but he’s quickly regenerated and ready to go before you can think again.

T = Toy (Do they own toys? Do they use them? On a partner or themselves?)
His hands are his favorite toys to use on you, Doyoung isn’t the biggest fan of toys, they could never touch the spots in you his fingers can, so really he just thinks they’re lacking and don’t think they’re worth spending money on for the maybe 3 times you’ll use them.

U = Unfair (how much they like to tease)
Aside from messing with you with his fingers, building the mood, or foreplay, he’s not a very big tease. A few times he’s feeling exceptionally naughty and teases you for an hour straight until you’re a mess of begging and pleading, but on the norm he complies easily when you tell him to stop and that you want him now. He doesn’t hold out when you desire him so much.

V = Volume (How loud they are, what sounds they make)
Doyoung has some top notch vocals, I’ll fight anyone that says otherwise. We know a singer like that won’t be quiet in the bed, he’s a full blown moaner, it’d be a wonder if he can breath a word between them, he just falls head into the pleasure and it just sounds like a masterpiece. 

W = Wild Card (Get a random headcanon for the character of your choice)
Your first time together was the stereotypical oh we’re joking around, ahaha we’re laughing, oops you’re on top of me lol oh…is that a boner… shit you see in movies. You were having a relatively healthy lunch with vegetables and the whole shabang, and when you see Doyoung nibbling on a carrot, how could you resist bringing up the bunny joke? That lead to him tickling you in retaliation, that led to him pinning you down, and a very unceremonial, “so uh…you wanna do it…”

X = X-Ray (Let’s see what’s going on in those pants, picture or words)
Why do I ask my Nana about thisNana said because he’s kinda thin and lanky, that his dick matches i fucking can’t He’s longer than the average, but he’s on the thinner side of the spectrum.

Y = Yearning (How high is their sex drive?)
I thing Doyoung has a pretty steady sex drive, not crazy above or below average. He has moments every once in a while where it spikes up a bit, and you spend the weekend cooped up in the bedroom, but on the norm, it’s pretty tamed and leveled.

Z = ZZZ (… how quickly they fall asleep afterwards)
I feel like Doyoung is a snuggler, he likes that contact y’all. He’s ready to curl up with you and sleep as soon as you’re calmed down and clean, he’s really out like a light.

Kairi’s risk assessment meter is definitely… miscalibrated. She ran into dark portals, jumped off a balcony, and basically challenged Saix while unarmed.

The boys are bold in relatively healthy, competitive/optimistic ways… But Kairi is straight-up brash.

The boys think things like “I bet I can beat this/I can totally beat this” I don’t think Kairi even gets that far I think she just goes “I’M GONNA RUN STRAIGHT AT IT LETS GO.” Like, whether or not she can win doesn’t even factor into it.

…I wonder how many times the boys have had to stop her from doing wild shit… “KAIRI GET DOWN FROM THERE… NO DON’T JUMP!

Dean vs Essential Oils

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Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: none

Word Count: 1124

A/N: So basically my headcanon, is when Dean is introduced to anything self care related he automatically hates it. At least outwardly. He does indeed find merit in these things and finds he can’t live without them. When “busted” he becomes defensive (i.e. the vegetable water S12), but depending on who he may admit that he does indeed enjoy whatever it is.  *Note this is unbeta’d* As always feedback is encouraged, helpful, and definitely wanted!

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2 ingredient “pancakes” (vegetarian/dairy free/high protein/no gluten):

Mash a banana with a fork, then stir a raw egg through (add flavourings if you fancy, I always add a shittonne of cinnamon). Then fry on medium heat in a pan like you would a pancake, flip when bubbles appear.

Super healthy, relatively easy to make, ideal for brain fog days where anything more than 2 ingredients is impossible. 

A collaboration between myself, and @varvau

Story is conveyed and built with uncountable methods. A creator’s ability must transcend the Great Lie into Great Truth through varying degrees of Originality, often misidentified with the expression, “Everything’s been done, nothing new.” Lottery ball machines are, mostly, identical but their drawn numbers are unique. Traditional weddings in the Americas happen every week; no two are exactly the same. Originality concerns execution, not the fact something exists. With execution comes perspective. 


Ponder the story above. It is about trade, or is it? Certainly a subject, this trade, for an exchange of items is quite occurring. One could prattle endless an account of these creatures sharing daily trade with nothing more said. If that be the inclination expressed, all within earshot must question the extent of that speaker’s exposure to other cultures and their varying forms of relaying information. 

“But, this is a piece of fiction, it’s not serious!” speak many detractors of those seeking to create stories and worlds for a living, and later express devout love for, you guessed, another work of fiction. Twelve years ago, as of this writing, I was told by a doctor, who knew me since Grade V, my pursuit in creating stories and worlds was a “fantasy”, that I should speak with her whenever I “wished to return to the real world”. Quite, she did not believe in the profession of writing in general. Her entire practice depends on literature. That she worked with youths only increased the importance of fiction in their development—yet there she was, advising someone against creating new things, and making their own life decisions. I had, some years earlier than this encounter, decided for myself the what’s-to-do. I’ve not revisited that doctor, and never will.

Works of fiction are quite real for their creators, and some refer to their work as children. Readers identify with fiction for various reasons, and to them it may be more real than what is. A fictional world can be fabulous or grotesque, and still escape from ugly reality. Experiencing a foreign culture grants the same effect. One can tell a good story alone, a great story set in a well-designed world, or if they choose: deliver an immersion in time and place. The decision depends on goals.

Suppose you were dropped there, in that market, without knowledge of local culture, and didn’t die of shock at the sight of non-human beings, who bear likeness to our feral beasts, engaging in very human-like behavior. They don’t speak your language, no guides exist in your first, second, third, or any language familiar. Perhaps, you’re a linguist and realize none of their languages match recognizable lingual families.


In your face there’s scent as language, unless they’ve come to ignore or subdue natural body odor as humans did. It doesn’t factor within your ears, the possibility they employ hypersonic and subsonic sounds humans cannot perceive without specialized equipment, but—oh dear— you’re not naturalist with such equipment or deign leave a comfortable living for work in the middle of nowhere without many modern conveniences.

You quickly realize they posses no mobile phones, digital music players, any sort of advanced electronics, the internal combustion engine, telegraphs and wire transfer, gas lighting, and manure piles in the streets from who-knows-what that pulls their carts—if they did, then a copy- paste from the human world they wouldn’t be. How ever will you survive when so much isn’t

standard for your time and place? Maybe you should “try everything”, the worst advice ever given, except on desperation or a four-for-one sale at Inspired By de Sade. Following it may result in your demise.

The Didelphimorph on the right sells textiles and foodstuffs. Isn’t that nice? But…can you eat, let alone touch it? Is the Caniform vulnerable to certain foods the other may consume without problem? We’ve plants here, on Earth by example, quite hostile. Nasty little things like Gympie (Dendrocnide moroides), a perfectly normal horse-killer from hell that inflicts enough pain victims prefer suicide. Or, perhaps, your fancy is Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), the adorably named Beach Apple. That one, dear, is truthfully a botanical death machine: a drop of moisture runoff from this tree blisters skin and corrodes automotive paint. Do you want to blister skin and corrode automotive paint? That’s how you blister skin and corrode automotive paint.


And don’t even think about the water. Travel between countries on your own planet, and you’ll find water of varying qualities to which the local population is immune, but you are not.

Your advantage is disadvantage. For the purposes of this example, they’ve no idea you’re even present. And, in regards to this specific civilization, where would you be without Jerome and myself? We’re to blame for dragging you into this otherworldly soiree where you’ve stuck a spoon in the ceiling but hey, you’re still alive. What’s mundane and automatic for this place is unknown for you: a language of Color, Shape, and Posture.

Let us start with the Caniform left, so eager to spend money. Upon his cape are two layers. Green, in local culture, is life and fertility while Brown’s is commonality of the every day. Technically, it is an off-white baize, but still counts as Brown.

That he wears a cape, not a tunic, tells of simplicity, good spirits, and the colors that he is newly wed and possibly expecting to become a father or has adopted a youth. The ceremony was not extravagant, a casual affair with a small number of close friends and relatives. Take note: local culture. His own native, that he’s possibly abandoned, may not define marriage in the same way, or practice it. Their definition of the “family unit” having two parents may not be.

Continuing down to his pantaloons, here again Green, and White. He comes from a lineage of relatively healthy individuals for legs carry the continuity of bloodlines. White is preparedness, but may speak inexperience and innocence towards the large change in his life. The Black tassels on the closure of his satchel indicate he contemplated life behind a sword; that they dangle free means he chose against, for warriors don’t wear needless items an enemy could grab and use against them.


On Shape, the leading edge of his cape being that color proclaims he’s nothing hidden and the vertical lines in his pantaloons speak twice: Green for a very stable family with little to no internal drama. White for a family young, perhaps 1-3 generations old, not big enough for a massive number of non-immediate members. 

On Posture, outwardly it is engaged in business. His open paws forward money and show he intends no harm. That he stands over the Didelphimorph is protection—he’s watching for anyone who’d steal. If he were bent, leveling their eyes, then an abrasive or unfriendly challenge it would become.

The Didelphimorph also wears a shade of White upon his legs, inexperienced where he is, possibly having moved from another region, or country, and is learning this new place. 

Upon his tunic is the survival and security of Blue. By wearing it close to his face, he proclaims status as a merchant who will not price gouge, dependable with good reputation of maintaining stock, and believes in honesty first. The shade lacks vividness; he is not fond for usurping local government. Here, wearing complete vivid blue on more than 25% of one’s clothes is punishable by execution. The golden bangle indicates prosperity, and that he recently wed.

On Shape, the off-white motif of an arch on the tunic suggests inexperience or preparedness in one particular aspect. The style refers to a building designed for residents, and he has acquired a living space. However, in local mental health definitions of shape, it means “halfway to stability”. This creature suffered from something tragic or debilitating in his past, but has over come it. That the arch is placed on the sleeve indicates confinement of some kind, either physical or social. The leading edge, also of the same color, reinforces his honesty as like the Caniform’s cape reinforces simplicity. Upon his bangle, the circle in his native culture describes a marriage under strict contract, the addition of ovals define immense flexibility within that contract.

On Posture, that his eyes are not on the Caniform entrusts he won’t be attacked, and accepts the other’s protection. They are likely very familiar with each other for the money is not set upon any surface, but held. The Didelphimorph, what most would call an opossum, does not have naturally exquisite eyesight. He’s near sighted, the Caniform knows it, and is aware his kind are mostly nocturnal yet the mid-day sun is high. Here is a merchant pushing his work hours into time of day when he should be asleep.

Bonus Material: The Red Textile

On Color, Red is power, therefore anyone who wears or places for decoration expresses it. Yellow carries various definitions, among them wealth. Black is self-moderation.

On Shape, triangles are important. The diamonds consist of two incomplete triangles, a sign of wealth shared, not hoarded. A bearer gives money to richer folk for investments in various causes, pays their fair taxes, and also gives to the needy below. The inverted, incomplete Yellow triangles near the Black X’s tell of one who gives more to the needy than to the rich. The Black X’s themselves are not viewed as two intersecting lines, but four incomplete triangles, designating establishment of inner peace. The Black Zigzag references inner peace despite unpredictability in life while the Yellow lines around it carry a second, separate definition from the above: financial stability is nearly unbreakable no matter what problems arise. Triangles without bases represent openness and invitation.

Bonus Material: The Money

On Color, the government that issued these notes considers all money equal, no matter who and what circumstances it derives, according to Brown. This includes money from illicit activities with varying stages of illegality and socially negativity. As long as it is legal tender, the government attaches no moral stigma to inanimate money even if it punishes the crime and may deal in shades.

On Shape, the rectangle declares stability of the mint, and the circle is “unchanging”. This society does not rate its money vs. others, being the prime standard. It sets boundary that it does not tolerate counterfeiting, punished by execution for the rectangle is also a block.

Unrelated factors aligned over many centuries, coming together at that precise instant and place, themselves forebears of the future in every aspect where physical and social sciences interact.  

This is World Discipline, more commonly known as Geography. Words are not required, though certainly they help. Walk into a bar in the United States, expect a full serving of beer as the definition of good service, and half considered bad. In another country, let alone world, a full serving of beer may be a local means of saying one should drink and leave, whereas a half- serving means stay: enjoy yourself, and what this place has to offer.

What to Eat While Writing

Anonymous asked: “Might be a weird question but do you have a favorite writing snack? Something that fills you up when you write but doesn’t make you gain 10 pounds every 100 words…”

This is such a great question! The thing about writing is that it often becomes a habit. You get into some “writing rituals” and some times they can quickly turn into bad dieting decisions. I’ve been there. I used to write with a bag of Lindt chocolate truffles at my desk and - well, I ate the whole bag. I didn’t even realize it, I was writing and just suddenly, the bag was empty and I had a terrible stomach ache. I recommend avoiding that one. 

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