repel cans

Hey if you want to grow a veggie garden and want to repel insects without hurting the bees you can consider:

  • Flowers like marigolds and nasturtiums repel most insects.
  • Herbs like catnip and peppermint can also repel most insects. Do some research, there’s an herb for almost every bug.

  • Some natural insecticides don’t effect bees, like neem oil, bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (usually just called btk but if you google that you get the serial killer), and certain insecticidal soaps.

  • And you can even do some googling and order live ladybugs or beneficial wasps to release into your garden.

It might seem like people pushing for less chemical use in home gardens are closely aligned with the ‘gmos will give you cancer’ crowd, but the problem with insecticides is not only do they kill the bees in your garden (which still adds up), but some of them, like neonicotinoids, can be carried back to the hive and kill the entire hive, and those numbers really add up. (Anecdote: It happened to a local bee keeper, entire hives of his just started dying in the middle of spring.) And please always carefully read the labels or ask around while shopping for any live plants, as harmful chemicals may have already been applied.

GOT7 when Camping

Jaebum: holds the map at all times. has one headphone in his ear playing music when no one is looking. assigns himself the task of getting water from the stream so he can be alone for five minutes 

Jackson: brings five cans of bear repellent and two cans of insect. has twice as many snacks as underwear on him. insists on sleeping in Jinyoung’s tent for protection.

Youngjae: sings campfire songs the entire time they hike. nearly picks poison ivy before Jaebum pulls him back on the trail. takes selfies of himself with every flower he sees.   

Bambam: offers to set up the tents with Yugyeom. forgets to use stakes and nearly blows away during the night. burns every marshmallow because ‘he likes the way they taste.’

Mark: pretends to know nothing about camping, even though he was an eagle scout. sets up the hammock, claims he’s done his part. eventually gives in and fixes all the tents when he realizes bambam set them up wrong.

Jinyoung: has five books on the outdoors in his pack. insists on making the fire himself because no one can be trusted to execute a perfect A-Frame. passes out blankets later that night when the rest are making s’mores. 

Yugyeom: didn’t tell bambam he forgot to use stakes. blows on jinyoung’s fire from the side and nearly gets smacked. keeps a tally of how many mosquitoes he’s killed on his arm ‘as a warning’

Magic, or Magick?  Witchcraft, or...

If all of the similar names and phrases that float around witchcraft posts confuse you as much as they have confused me in the past, I submit to you my personal method for understanding the difference between everything:

Disclaimer: I am a solitary eclectic witch with a highly personal craft, and the definitions that follow are my own personal understandings of each word or phrase.  

  • Magic is the energy that vibrates between everything.  It is the primary energy that witches use to perform magick. 
  • Magick is the transmuted energy that witches send out when they are performing magick. 
  • Performing magick is the act of using invisible energies and forces to alter the world as you wish to alter it.
  • Witchcraft is learning to use magic (and other energies and forces that you are familiar with) to perform magick, and then actually performing magick with a personal flair.
  • Practicing magick or witchcraft is the act of having it become an integral and embedded aspect of your life.
  • Spellcraft is learning how to properly use a spell or type of spell for your own personal craft, and then actually using the spell to perform magick.
  • Spells are usually the main method that witches use to perform magick.  Spells can be viewed as magick enhancers or carriers.  I view a spell as being a way to organize the magick being performed so that it is more concentrated and focused when it is sent out.  
  • A type of witchcraft is any sort of witchcraft that has some overarching connection.
  • A path of witchcraft is any type of witchcraft that operates under a set theme.
  • A way of witchcraft is any type of witchcraft that operates under a set of rules.
  • To cleanse something is to remove all negative energies from it.
  • To purify something is to convert its existing energies into its original pure form.
  • To charge something is to feed it with energy that may or may not have been imbued with a specific essence and intent.  You can charge it with unused magic.
  • To enchant something is to magickally give it a specific task.
  • To place a glamour is to magickally affect how something is viewed.
  • To charm something is to magickally cause it to attract or repel something. 
  • A charm can either be a spell to charm something, or a charmed object, depending on the context that the phrase is used in.
  • An amulet is an object (often charmed) object that is meant to repel evil, bad energy, or anything negative.
  • A talisman is an object (often charmed) that is meant to draw power. Talismans are usually connected to the other realms.

That is all that I have at the moment, but I will add more or create a Part II once my understanding of other similar terms grows a little bit.  In the mean time, you are welcome to use these definitions if they work for you.  I hope that y’all like it!  ^_^


Recently I was talking with another reptile keeper about reptiles and scents. They said that some reptiles are repelled by the scent of superworm beetles (Zophobas morio). I do not know if this is true or not, but as stinky as these beetles are when you mess with them I could definitely see some reptiles or some animals in general being repelled by the scent of them!

So today I decided to test this info out and see if Odin is repelled by the beetle stink! As many of you know Odin and beetles do not mix well! To remove the risk of Odin eating a beetle I decided to risk my sense of smell and harass some of my adult superworm beetles with a napkin to get the napkin nice and stinky for this test! The answer ended up being NO it doesn’t matter how stinky these beetles are Odin still wants to eat them!!!!

Also for Odin taking the time to participate in this test he got some treats from the bug bin immediately afterwards!  

🌕 Moonbeam Ward 🌕

With the rise of the full moon this evening, I feel as though it’s a perfect time to cleanse and ward your space. 

Originally posted by purrpleaesthetic

Ingredients & items: 

  • Visualization 
  • Basic knowledge of shielding and energy work
  • Lemon essential oil or lemon peels


  1. At sunset, or when the moon is visible in the sky, begin by cleansing your space using either lemon essential oil or lemon peels (lemon corresponds with both cleansing and lunar energy)  - you can use these in whatever manner you choose, but some ideas include steam cleansing, crafting a spray to use in your home, making a floor wash, etc. 
  2. Once you feel as though your space is sufficiently cleansed, it’s time to put up a fresh ward - you may do this next part inside or outside so long as you can see the moon. 
  3. Visualize a moonbeam shining down onto your home, engulfing it in a ball of light, thus providing a shield to repel negative energy (you can use your hands or a wand to physically direct lunar energy down from the moon and onto your home if that helps). 
  4. Meditate on your intent as you do this, which is to prevent the entrance of negative or unwanted energy into your space.
  5. When finished, seal the shield at the top of the ball of moonlight, sending any unused energy back into the cosmos. 
  6. Renew this shield during each full moon.
The Paladin’s Armor                       (A Protection Spell)

Originally posted by theworldisworthagif

A spell to fight away negativity and darkness. Inspired by the Shield of Faith spell in Dungeons and Dragons.

You will need:

-Paper and pen (or access to a printer)

-A white or black candle (both of them repel negativity, though a white candle also represents peace and a black candle has a stronger ability to repel negativity. If you can, use both a white and black candle. If you have neither type of candle, grey, light blue, and red work to a lesser extent)

-Sun water (to make the ‘armor’ a bit sturdier and more powerful. How to make Sun Water.)


Draw a suit of armor onto the sheet of paper. It doesn’t need to look all that nice. If you can’t or don’t want to draw the armor, a printed image of a suit of armor will work, as well.

Wash your candle in a bit of sun water. Be careful to keep water away from the wick. 

Light your candle and hold the paper above it. Say or think, “Let it be forged.”

Very carefully burn the paper using the candle, visualizing the warm light wrapping around you and forming your armor. When the paper is fully burned, your armor has been formed. 

Blow out the candle and visualize the smoke fleeing from you. Say or think, “I am protected from forces of the dark, and they flee before me.”

Dispose of the burned paper.

The spell should bring a bit of luck and ward off negativity. If you notice the negativity starting to come back, the spell has likely started to wear off and you may need to recast it.

An incomplete list of Good Lines from The Lego Batman Movie:

  • “Batman doesn’t talk about feelings. I don’t have them. I’ve never seen one.”
  • “Riddle me this! …What just happened?”
  • “If you call me Batgirl do I get to call you Batboy?”
  • “British robots! Ask your nerd friends!”
  • “While I’m gone, Rope is in charge.”
  • “We’re carrying [enormous amount of explosives] and two best friends!”
  • “Alright Robin, we’re gonna beat these guys so hard that words describing it are going to appear in the air above us.”
  • “Bat shark repellant!” “Don’t - actually you can touch that, it’s pretty useless.”
  • “I’ll say it first. Batman, I hate you. Now you say it.” “…Me too.” [other villains booing]

In the March issue of Materials World, we write about nanotube-covered titanium that could be used as blood-repellent medical implants. This can be used as clot-resistant surgical implants, described by Dr Arun Kota as ‘the Holy Grail of the medical device industry.’

I’m reminded of a previous demonstration of tuneable superomniphobic surfaces from Kota back in 2014. Again working with titanium, the coating is able to trap certain low surface tension liquids on a variable scale. Also, it looks kinda cool.

Fragments - Part 5

Word Count: 5002

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Warnings: Canon typical violence, canon divergence

A/N: Feedback and constructive criticism are always welcome. Unedited. Mistakes are all mine. If you’d like to be tagged, you can add yourself Here

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Ever since the night Cas told you parts of your soul were gone, you’d withdrawn from everyone. Dean hadn’t pushed you, even though you could tell he desperately wanted you to open up to him about whatever it was you were feeling. The absolute truth of it was, you weren’t sure what it was you were feeling. It was all so overwhelming; being thrust back into a world you knew nothing about.

Sam was right, you were good at research. You’d spent most days holed up in your room with your laptop relearning how to be a hunter. When night fell, you’d wait until you were sure everyone was asleep or at the very least in their own rooms and creep out into the library to read more lore. You fully invested yourself in it. You wanted to be a hunter again.

“Y/N?” Cas’ figure cast a shadow in the library and you lifted your head from your research, giving him a half smile. “Are you alright?”

“No.” You whispered, mostly to yourself. Cas was there instantly, sitting next to you and resting his hand on top of yours. “Why are you being so nice to me?”

Cas smiled and laced his fingers with yours. “Well, first and foremost, we were great friends. You understood me in a way nobody else ever did. You read people…and angels…well. I don’t know if that’s something you’ve noticed.” You nodded and huffed a laugh. “Second, I promised your father once that I’d look out for you. I failed once. I don’t intend to do it again.”

“Failed me how?” You questioned. “A lot of people feel like they failed me. People die. You can’t prevent it. It just happens.”

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3 | Red Skies

WORD COUNT: 3,200 


Originally posted by dangerously-jamless

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“I’m telling you it was just some kids being kids. Don’t read too much into it man.” Yoongi patted Jin on his arm, trying to calm down the angry man,

“It wasn’t kids. I know it was that bitch upstairs.” Jin spat coldly,

“That bitch upstairs is right here you know. It wasn’t me, look at the glass,” you walked between the two men, both of them towering over you, “The glass is on the inside of the house, right? So it must’ve been smashed from the outside. I can’t leave the house, so how could it have been me?”

Jin shoved your body down on to the ground, not caring if you landed in the dozens of glass shards, he loomed over your figure, “Don’t try and outsmart me little girl, I know you had something to do with this.” He grabbed his khaki coloured jacket from the sofa and headed out the door.

“Where are you going?” Yoongi shouted,

“Melissa’s. Why, did you want to watch how a real man pleases his woman?”

How did a guy like him even find a mate?

The door slammed angrily, earning a disapproving groan from Yoongi’s lips before he left the room and a small shake from the entire building. As much as you hated Jin and his temperament, he was right, you did have something to do with the abundance of smashed glass that decorated the living room floor. Memories of the mans face flashed through your mind, you were almost certain you’d never seen him before. Rolling up the jeans Nancy had given you to wear you observed the bite mark again, could the man who came to the house be your bleeder?

Suddenly an excruciating pain hammered inside your head as you tried to stand up, the loudest ringing noise hung heavy on your ears, weighing you down to the floor once more. The intensity of the sound caused you to cover your ears with your hands, your body convulsing in agony on top of the smashed glass.

Y/N. Y/N listen to me.

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Do Something Bad, Too - Part 3

Pairing: Alpha!Bucky x Omega!Reader

Summary: It’s like every single Alpha on the planet won’t rest until they’ve confessed their eternal wish for you to mother their children, and it’s getting old. Luckily, that’s a problem Bucky might be able to fix.

Warnings: language, a/b/o dynamics

A/N: part 3!! things are getting more intense, let me know if you like where its going! also just a reminder, the tag list for this fic is closed for the moment so please dont’t ask!

Part 1 Part 2

Waking up is torture because it feels so good. You’re warm in a way that doesn’t just feel skin deep, but more like every bone is glowing with something so satisfying it almost aches. It takes you a few sweet, sleepy seconds to realise exactly why you’re waking up more well rested than you’ve ever been in your life, and then the whole illusion shatters.

Sometime in the night you and Bucky had shifted until he was lying on his back, long legs dangling off the end of the couch and his arms wrapped tight around you curled up on his chest. Sun streaks warm through the windows and glass walls - glass walls, because you fell asleep in your office literally on top of Bucky. You make a highly undignified squeak and try to sit up, which only succeeds in dislodging Bucky’s grip on you and sending you crashing to the floor.

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anonymous asked:

What do you think about being vegan and killing bugs that are infesting your home/ being a nuisance?

If we are talking about an infestation it is important to take action since it can turn into a public health issue, being vegan implies that we are going to kill living things want it or not… as vegans we don’t want living beings to suffer needlessly but there are certain cases where is going to be unavoidable. 

If the situation is not really an infestation and you just have the regular visits of bugs, you can try the following tips to make them go away instead of killing them! 

  • Aphids (plant lice): Plant chives, marigolds, mint, basil, or cilantro or place aluminum foil at the base of your plants. The foil reflects light onto the undersides of the leaves, which scares away aphids.
  • Ants: If ants are coming in through the cracks of doors and windows, Pour a line of vegan cream of tartar where they enter the house, and they will not cross over it. A cinnamon stick, coffee grinds, chili pepper, paprika, cloves, or dried peppermint leaves near the openings will repel ants. You can also squeeze the juice of a lemon at the entry spot and leave the peel there. Planting mint around the foundation of the house will also keep ants away. Place cloves of garlic around indoor and outdoor ant pathways.
  • Cockroaches: Create sachets of catnip and place them throughout the infested area (your cat will love you!). Cockroaches like high places so put a few sachets on top of shelves and other elevated surfaces. Bay leaves, cucumbers, and garlic can also help to keep cockroaches away.
  • Codling moths: Use a cheesecloth square full of lavender, chives, and garlic, or cedar chips. Try adding cedar oil, rosemary, dried lemon peels, or rose petals.
  • Grasshoppers: Simply spray garlic oil where you don’t want them, or plant calendula, horehound (a bitter herb), or cilantro.
  • Japanese beetles: Try chives, garlic, rue, and catnip.
  • Mice: Use mint plants, especially peppermint plants! Mice really dislike peppermint and will avoid any areas where it grows.
  • Mites (spider and clover): Try planting alder, coriander, or dill, and use rye mulch and wheat mulch.
  • Slugs: Place mint, lemon balm, human hair (remove excess hair from hair brushes and place in gardens), pine needles, cosmos, sage, or parsley in your garden.
  • Ticks and fleas: Plant mint, sweet woodruff, rosemary, and lavender. Also, try placing cedar chips in your garden. They smell great to you … but not to fleas and ticks!
The Experiment

“Hello everyone, if you’d please take your seats…”  The professor waited for the room of about forty college aged Alphas, Betas, and Omegas to stop their chatter and pay attention to her.  “Yes.  Thank you all for coming to tonight’s informational meeting.  I’m Dr. Mills and I hope you all will be interested enough in tonight’s proposed experiment to participate.  And, yes, you will all be paid fifty dollars for participating, so now you can actually pay attention to what the experiment is rather than wondering about money.”

The group chuckled and Dean flicked his eyes up from his cell phone for a moment, but then returned to his game.  He didn’t care what they wanted him to do: pee in a cup, give blood, take weird experimental medications—he just wanted to get paid.  He would have signed up blind if he could have, but Charlie (a classmate in his Fluid Thermodynamics class and one of the students assisting with the project), who had told him about it said he had to attend the informational session.  Attend, not pay attention.  He’d confirmed there wouldn’t be a quiz at the end.

“Now, this experiment is about trying to identify if certain genetic markers affect what pheromones we find attractive and which ones we don’t.”

“Trying to crack the True Mates code?” someone called out.

The audience chuckled and the professor smiled.

“Now, we all know true mates are a fairy tale and sentimental movie fodder, but you have to admit that there are some scents you find attractive, some you have little reaction to, and some that can be repellant.  It’s kind of like there are people you scent and don’t mind hooking up with, but you can’t picture mating.  Right?”

“That’s just because all Alphas are commitment-phobes,” a voice said provocatively.

There was a mixture of laughing and grumbling.

“Hey,” someone replied.  “Betas are the coldest bitches I’ve ever interacted with.”

Argumentative conversation broke out in the room.  The professor waved her hands in the air.

“Settle down, settle down.  Behavioral science is run by Dr. Hanscum.  I’m sure she’ll be conducting an experiment in the spring and you all can go argue about which gender and sex combination are the biggest assholes with her.”

Everyone laughed and Dean cracked a smile.

“But tonight, we’re talking about attraction people.  What attracts you and what doesn’t.  What makes you picture a house and kids and what doesn’t.”  Dr. Mills smirked.  “What turns you on and what doesn’t.”

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Ask Ethan: If Gravity Attracts, How Can The ‘Dipole Repeller’ Push The Milky Way?

“What are the mechanics behind a dipole repeller? How can an area of space void of matter repulse galaxies to any meaningful extent (or at all?)?”

There’s been a longstanding puzzle in astrophysics that’s finally coming to a head. For nearly a century, we’ve known that our Universe is expanding, and that the distance to a galaxy determines its average apparent recessional speed from us. But on top of that is an additional motion – a peculiar velocity – caused by the local gravitational field of the Universe. When we look at the motion of our own galaxy, we see it’s moving about twice as fast in one direction as the attractive masses would allow. But underdense regions, where there’s less mass and gravity than average, can serve as an effective repeller, failing to attract other matter just as much as overdense regions can attract it. Thanks to a newly mapped and accounted for cosmic void, we might finally understand how our galaxy is moving through the Universe.

The so-called Great Attractor has nothing on the dipole repeller idea, and at long last the Milky Way’s motion might be understood!

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The Seven Plus and fears.

Percy is afraid of losing the ones he loves. He always has been. He always will be. He is also afraid he’ll never be good enough though that fear has grown less intense over his years in the demigod world.

Annabeth is terrified of spiders. It used to be the same level of fear as the other members of the Athena cabin but ever since she and Percy were pulled into Tartarus by Aracne it’s gotten worse. She has panic attacks at the smallest of spiders. She hates it. Percy has planted peppermint around the Athena cabin and anywhere else he can to repel spiders anywhere Annabeth might be. The Demeter cabin helped.

Piper is afraid of losing her family and afraid that one day Jason will realize that she’s not worth him. She knows it’s silly but she can’t help it.

Leo is terrified of loss as well, though he’s more afraid of being the cause of it. He also has a healthy, and slightly ironic, fear of fire.

Hazel fears death. She’s experienced it once and knows what it’s like to wander the fields of Asphodel endlessly. She doesn’t want that again. She doesn’t know it but there’s a place in Elysium reserved for each member of the seven.

Frank also has a healthy fear of death but he fears failure more. Failing to protect Hazel, failing to be a good Praetor, failing himself.

Jason fears losing himself again. He has never felt more empty than he did when he didn’t know who he was and where he belonged. He doesn’t want to feel that again.

Reyna fears weakness. She knows it’s human nature but she can’t help but fear it. She is a Praetor and to show weakness in front of her legions is one of the worst things she can imagine.

Will fears fighting. He knows he’s not good at it. He sucks in fact but he goes out there anyway to try and heal the wounded and keep his friends and family alive but he knows if it comes down to a fight he’s going to lose and that scares him.

Nico fears tight spaces. Ever since his time in the jar he can’t stand enclosed spaces. He’s ok in elevators for a time but not for long. If he’s stuck in anything smaller than an elevator he finds himself, in his mind at least, trapped back in the bronze jar and can’t breathe. He once had a panic attack like this in a closet in the infirmary. The Stolls, not knowing about the jar, had locked him in as a prank. Despite the light not working he couldn’t shadow travel out as his fear was overwhelming. Will found him passed out two hours later. Jason and Percy had a firm talking to with the Stolls that ended in two broken ankles and a severely sprained wrist. Will kept the Stolls far away from Nico while they were recovering.

Nico is also afraid of lighting. This is because of the time Zeus attempted to kill him and Bianca but instead murdered their mother. Any time a storm is let into the boundaries of Camp Half Blood Nico slips into his Cabin and hides. Jason once followed him and found the son of Hades trembling under his blanket. He comforted Nico and they ended up watching movies together on the tv Leo had installed into the Hades cabin for the remainder of the storm. This has become something of a tradition with them and if Jason isn’t available Will is more than happy to step in.

There is a truth to be found in what Jack Baker says about his son: the family are not truly killers, even his boy Lucas.

There’s an interesting type of truth to be found in the statement in regards to Lucas. That he is truly not a killer, at least not at heart. Lucas has murdered, tortured, and has proven not likely to stop such things. Even after his mind has become clear, given an immunity to Eveline’s control from a serum provided by her very creators; he continues his actions with a heightened sense of awareness ( a loose fitting word to how Lucas perceives the world after being pulled from Eveline’s influence). He takes pleasure from his actions, just as he takes disappoint in the failures of the abducted. He’s seeking for something beyond the bettering of his own inventions.

Lucas continued his abductions of individuals, continued acting as if he were under Eveline’s control to make her believe that he was still under her control; Lucas is an exceptionally smart individual, it would not have taken one in order to fool a child, genetically modified or not. Some of his actions are pretending. ( Which brings an interesting point– Lucas had never wanted to kidnap the Baker victims because it was wrong, but rather because he prefers not to physically be harming. The harm that Lucas does is usually through a third party, or object, and even physiological damage but he does not physically assault. Even when faced with potential confrontation of Ethan Winters he runs. He has never murder with his own hands, rather his inventions. It’s an interesting disconnect between the player and the game master.)  

While her control over Lucas was short, it did not leave without any lasting effects. Lucas was already mentally ill before the arrival of the tanker. Even before being officially diagnosed he murdered a child by starvation ( once again never really touching, rather a death by neglect ). In some fashion, as a child, Lucas did not understand his actions; while he had understood that he had murdered ( going so far as covering up the murder vis-a-vis the ‘bayou’ in order to remain a guiltless party ), there was the question of why Oliver had died, a very brief question, but still a question. Shortly after diagnosed, he began taking medicine, but Lucas stopped. Factor in the childhood trauma from the physical discipline of his father.

Eveline’s mold touched his mind. It unraveled everything that Lucas had been attempting to keep under lock and key so he could have a 'normal’ life. ( A normal life that he does not base too heavily on his own childhood, although the basics of a father and mother in a nice house stick. He would even argue for getting a job, one that uses his talents to the fullest, although he was never quite successful for varying reasons. He’s an asshole. ) Her 'mold’ was a key to unlocking the pieces of Lucas that were held back; the violent, the erratic, the more meticulous malicious pieces of his mind. ( There is, as well, a heavy sense of PTSD that comes after being freed from Eveline. ) It would be wrong to classify this Lucas as a true Lucas, he is a very complex and confusing person, he does being a 'sociopath inventor’.

He lacks a filter. There isn’t something to keep his invasive thoughts at bay, nothing to guide morality. There are actions, like nail pulling and teeth spitting and subjecting individuals to his ideas; these are things that he most ardently enjoys, things that a little less than kind and more than disturbed. Specifically, there’s a reason to the nail pulling/chewing/ripping, as they grow back quicker and knows that he can not really die, it’s become a way of calming himself.

Yet. Lucas has his moments. The moments where he is helpful, where he isn’t an entire asshole. Purposely leaving video tapes which Ethan ( or truly, any other victim ) can find, leaving the photographs and hidden treasure caches. Lucas Baker is an observer of the Baker family, employed by the same B.O.W manufacturers that had made Eveline; Zoe is helpful, yes, but Lucas is the only one whose not under Eveline’s control. Now, whether Lucas intentionally left the tapes is another question to be asked, another secret that Lucas will not reveal. It is, all of the helpful things he has done, another way at keeping people from assumptions. Keeping people guessing, because Lucas Baker does not like being pegged as one thing. He doesn’t want anyone to have a grasp on who he is, what he wants, and truthfully most aren’t capable of forming a solid conclusion on Lucas beyond asshole.

In a way, Lucas invites sympathy. He has this childlike quality about him, and he can be very charming. At other times ( really, most of the time ) he can be quite repellent, because he can be remorseless and erratic and hes an indirect murderer, and you’re reminded about what he did.